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 co-captain Roth dies
Jim Roth, a co-captain on Arkansas' 1954 Southwest Conference championship team affectionally known as the "25 Little Pigs," died Thursday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Harrison. He was 81.
Roth, a Stuttgart native, played tackle and was a three-year starter for Arkansas from 1952-1954. As a senior, he helped the Razorbacks to an 8-3 record and Cotton Bowl berth against Georgia Tech after Arkansas had gone 3-7 in 1953.
Roth helped Stuttgart High School win a state football championship in 1949.
After graduating from Arkansas, Roth worked in management for JC Penny Company in Little Rock, New News, Va., and Pine Bluff and then was co-owner of a clothing store in Harrison.
Visitation for Roth will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Harrison. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
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