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