Bob Holt is a Razorbacks beat reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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.”