Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy, Biletnikoff Award and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt was awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 and 2015.
Former Hog Jim Grizzle dies
FAYETTEVILLE Jim Grizzle, who played defensive end for the Arkansas Razorbacks and lettered from 1961-1963, died Sunday in Fort Smith after being hospitalized Friday. He was 71.
Grizzle had owned a tire business in Fort Smith for the last 50 years and he continued to be an avid Arkansas supporter with a skybox at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“Jim was a good player, and he was well-liked and a fun person to be around,” said Harold Horton, an Arkansas teammate of Grizzle’s. “Jim always had a story, and he was always entertaining. He liked to be around people, and he loved the Razorbacks.”
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