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Razorbacks in the College Football Hall of FameLance Alworth, Arkansas Player 1959-61
Inducted in 1984
Alworth was college football's leading punt returner in 1960 and '61. He is the only former Arkansas player inducted in the College Football and Pro Football halls of fame.
Hugo Bezdek, Coach 1908-12
Inducted in 1954
Bezdek went 29-13-1 as Arkansas' coach and recorded the program's first undefeated season with a 7-0 campaign in 1909. He was the last coach of the Arkansas Cardinals as the university changed its mascot to the Razorbacks following a speech Bezdek gave in 1909, in which he said his team had played "like a band of wild Razorback hogs" during a win over LSU. Bezdek coached five college football programs and also served as a college basketball, college baseball, Major League Baseball and National Football League head coach.
Frank Broyles, Arkansas Coach 1958-76
Inducted in 1983
Broyles holds several Arkansas coaching records, including games won (144), games coached (207), seasons coached (19) and conference championships (7). He won the school's first national championship during an undefeated 1964 season.
Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas Player 1962-64
Inducted in 2010
Caveness was a two-time all-American linebacker and was a captain of the Razorbacks' 1964 national championship team. He recorded a school-record 29 tackles during a 1963 game against Texas.
Chuck Dicus, Arkansas Player 1968-70
Inducted in 1999
Dicus was a two-time all-American and three-time all-Southwest Conference receiver for the Razorbacks. He finished his career as the program-leader in every statistical category for receiving.
Danny Ford, Coach 1993-97
Inducted in 2017
Ford was inducted because of his 96-29-4 record in 11 seasons at Clemson, where he won a national championship and five ACC titles. He had a losing record with the Razorbacks, but did win Arkansas' first SEC western division championship in 1995 and recorded the program's first wins over Alabama and Auburn.
Wayne Harris, Arkansas Player 1958-60
Inducted in 2004
Nicknamed "Thumper," Harris was a two-time all-American linebacker and a set a school record with 174 tackles as a senior. He was a member of the Razorbacks' 1959 Southwest Conference championship team.
Lou Holtz, Arkansas Coach 1977-83
Inducted in 1998
Arkansas wasn't Holtz's most famous coaching job, but it was one of his best. He was the first coach to take the Razorbacks to three bowls (Orange, Fiesta and Sugar) in his first three seasons and his winning percentage of .723 (60-21-2) is a program record. Holtz won 249 games during a career that spanned six schools. He won 100 games and the 1988 national championship during an 11-year tenure at Notre Dame.
Jimmy Johnson, Arkansas Player 1963-65
Inducted in 2012
Johnson was inducted as a coach, primarily for his involvement at Miami where he went 52-9 in five seasons and won the 1987 national championship. He was a an all-Southwest Conference defensive lineman as a senior and member of the Razorbacks' first national championship team in 1964.
Darren McFadden, Arkansas Player 2005-07
Inducted in 2019
A two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and two-time Doak Walker Award winner as the nation's best running back, McFadden set Arkansas' single-season record with 1,830 rushing yards in 2007, eclipsing his own record of 1,647 from the year before. He rushed for 4,170 yards during his career and accounted for 51 career touchdowns rushing, passing, receiving and returning kickoffs.
Loyd Phillips, Arkansas Player 1964-66
Inducted in 1992
Phillips was one of two freshmen defensive starters on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team that recorded five consecutive shutouts to end the regular season. In 1966, Phillips won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best lineman.
Wear Schoonover, Arkansas Player 1927-29
Inducted in 1967
Schoonover led the NCAA in receptions in 1929 when he became the first Arkansas and first Southwest Conference player to be named an all-American.
Clyde Scott, Arkansas Player 1946-48
Inducted in 1971
After transferring from the Naval Academy following World War II, Scott became a two-way star at Arkansas. Nicknamed "Smackover" after his Arkansas hometown, he averaged 7.1 yards per carry and had the game-saving tackle against LSU during his 1948 all-American season. He won a silver medal in the 110 hurdles in the 1948 Olympics in London. His jersey No. 12 is one of two retired by the Razorbacks' football team.
Billy Ray Smith, Arkansas Player 1979-82
Inducted in 2000
Smith was a two-time consensus all-American at linebacker as a junior and senior. He holds the Arkansas record for career tackles for loss with 63.
Barry Switzer, Arkansas Player 1957-59
Inducted in 2001
Switzer was inducted for his time as head coach at Oklahoma where he won three national championships (1975, '76 and '85) and 12 Big 8 conference championships in 16 seasons. As a player, Switzer was a team captain on Arkansas' 1959 Southwest Conference championship team and he was an assistant coach on the Razorbacks' 1964 national championship team.
Bowden Wyatt, Arkansas Coach 1953-54
Inducted in 1972 (as a player) and 1997 (as a coach)
Wyatt's two-year tenure at Arkansas was his shortest during a 16-year career that included 99 wins at three programs. But Wyatt won the Razorbacks' first ever Southwest Conference championship with the "25 Little Pigs" in 1954. He left Arkansas for his alma mater Tennessee the following year and coached the Volunteers the next eight seasons. Wyatt is one of only four people inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and coach.