Nine more Hogs going into SWC Hall of Fame

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Former Arkansas head football coach Ken Hatfield during Monday's Pat Summerall Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Classic at Chenal Country Club.
Former Arkansas head football coach Ken Hatfield during Monday's Pat Summerall Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Classic at Chenal Country Club.

— Nine former Arkansas players will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in November.

The inductees are former football players Bill Burnett, Ken Hatfield, Billy Ray Smith Jr., Chuck Dicus, Wayne Harris and Wayne Martin; basketball players Todd Day and Bettye Fiscus; and track athlete Niall O'Shaughnessy.

Hogs in SWC Hall of Fame

Football: Lance Alworth, Frank Broyles, Bill Burnett, Chuck Dicus, Leotis Harris, Wayne Harris, Ken Hatfield, Wayne Martin, Bill Montgomery, Billy Moore, Loyd Phillips, Clyde Scott, Billy Ray Smith Jr.

Basketball: Todd Day, Bettye Fiscus, Sidney Moncrief, Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton

Baseball: Norm DeBriyn

Track & Field: Mike Conley, John McDonnell, Niall O'Shaughnessy, Melody Sye

Hatfield was also the Razorbacks' football coach from 1984-89 and won consecutive SWC championships in his final two seasons at Arkansas.

All will be inducted during a luncheon at the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Nov. 9. Through a partnership with the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, they are the second large class of Razorbacks to be inducted in an effort to add more Arkansas athletes and coaches into the SWC Hall of Fame.

Another large class is expected to be announced for 2016.

The SWC Hall of Fame was absorbed by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. More than 300 SWC-affiliated inductees of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame were grandfathered in at the time, but only two - Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson - had any connection to the Razorbacks.

Jones and Johnson had been inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame by virtue of their affiliation with the Dallas Cowboys.

Each year, the SWC Hall of Fame selects nine new members - one each from the nine schools that comprised the conference. A committee selected former baseball coach Norm DeBriyn as the Razorbacks' representative for the 2015 SWC Hall of Fame class.

With the addition of DeBriyn and the nine former players, Arkansas will have 23 inductees in the SWC Hall of Fame.

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