Arkansas greats elected to Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, December 11, 2017
Smiling Chuck Dicus races to the end zone and referee at right lifts his arms to signal an Arkansas touchdown in the second quarter of the Georgia-Arkansas Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans, Jan. 1, 1969. (AP Photo)
Smiling Chuck Dicus races to the end zone and referee at right lifts his arms to signal an Arkansas touchdown in the second quarter of the Georgia-Arkansas Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans, Jan. 1, 1969. (AP Photo)

— Three with Arkansas ties are in the inaugural class for the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame.

Former Arkansas receiver Chuck Dicus and late coach and athletics director Frank Broyles are among the 16 in the inaugural class. Also in the inaugural class is Johnny Majors, who was an assistant coach at Arkansas for four seasons in the 1960s.

The living members in the class have been invited to the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Alabama.

In two games at the Sugar Bowl, Dicus had a combined 18 catches for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Razorbacks beat Georgia 16-2 in Dicus' junior year, but lost to Ole Miss 27-22 in his senior season.

Broyles experienced the Sugar Bowl from nearly every angle imaginable. He played in the game while at Georgia Tech in 1944, coached Arkansas to the game four times in the 1960s and '70s, served as the ABC broadcaster for several Sugar Bowls in the 1970s and '80s, and was the Razorbacks' athletics director for the 1980 Sugar Bowl.

The Sugar Bowl is the fourth bowl game to induct Broyles into its hall of fame. He also is a member of halls of fame for the Orange, Cotton and Gator bowls.

Broyles and Majors are the only members in the inaugural class to play and coach in the Sugar Bowl. Majors played and coached in the game for his alma mater Tennessee, and also won the national championship after his Pittsburgh team beat Georgia in the 1977 Sugar Bowl.

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