Former Razorbacks player, coach gets say in College Football Playoff final four

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Ken Hatfield, former player and Arkansas football caoch, speaks Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, during a celebration in Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville for the life of Frank Broyles, the former coach and athletics director.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Ken Hatfield, former player and Arkansas football caoch, speaks Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, during a celebration in Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville for the life of Frank Broyles, the former coach and athletics director.

Former Arkansas Razorbacks standout football player and coach Ken Hatfield was named one of six incoming members to the College Football Playoff selection committee Wednesday.

Ken Hatfield glance

Position College Football Playoff selection committee

Term 2018-2020

Age 74 (June 6, 1943)

Hometown Helena

Alma mater Arkansas 1965

Playing career Arkansas defensive back and punt returner 1961-1964

Head coaching record 168-140-4 (.545): Air Force 26-32-1 from 1979-83; Arkansas 55-17-1 from 1984-89; Clemson 32-13-1 from 1990-1993; Rice 55-78-1 from 1994-2005

Assistant coaching career: Tennessee freshmen 1968-1969; Tennessee receivers 1970; Florida assistant 1971-1977; Air Force offensive coordinator 1978

Bio Senior All-Southwest Conference defensive back and punt returner on Arkansas’ 1964 team, which went 11-0 and was awarded the national championship by the Football Writers Association of America. … Started coaching career in 1968 at Tennessee under Doug Dickey. … Won two Southwest Conference titles at Arkansas (1988, 1989) and one Atlantic Coast Conference title at Clemson (1991). … Won American Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year and Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year awards in 1983 at Air Force. … Recipient of Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (2015).

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