Former Arkansas QB Scanlon elected to SWC Hall of Fame

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Former Arkansas quarterback Kevin Scanlon is photographed at his office on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Little Rock.
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Former Arkansas quarterback Kevin Scanlon is photographed at his office on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Little Rock.

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas quarterback Kevin Scanlon will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame next month. 

Scanlon is one of nine members — one for each former SWC school — in this year's class of inductees. Others being inducted are Terry Teagle (Baylor basketball), Jolanda Jones (Houston track), Ken Stadel (Rice track), Amy Benz (SMU golf), Shaun Jordan (Texas swimming), Terry Price (Texas A&M football), Bubba Thornton (TCU football/track) and Gary Ashby (Texas Tech baseball). 

The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 11 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on the Baylor University campus in Waco. The SWC Hall of Fame is housed at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. 

Scanlon, who grew up in Pennsylvania, played at Arkansas for two seasons from 1978-79 after transferring from North Carolina State. He was SWC player of the year as a senior in 1979 when he set a school record with a 66.2 completion percentage, threw for 1,212 yards and 9 touchdowns, and led the Razorbacks to a 10-2 record and share of the conference championship. 

Scanlon, 66, lives in Little Rock, where he has worked for Stephens Inc. since 1987. He also serves on the board of directors for the Razorback Foundation. 

Scanlon will be the 69th individual associated with the Razorbacks to be inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame, and the 34th football player or coach.

He was previously inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2010 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Razorbacks in Southwest Conference Hall of Fame

Football (34): Lance Alworth, Gary Anderson, Steve Atwater, John Barnhill, Jim Benton, Frank Broyles, Dick Bumpas, Bill Burnett, Ronnie Caveness, Ben Cowins, Bobby Crockett, Chuck Dicus, Joe Ferguson, Quinn Grovey, Dan Hampton, Leotis Harris, Wayne Harris, Ken Hatfield, Glen Ray Hines, Bruce James, Steve Little, Fred Marshall, Wayne Martin, Bill Montgomery, Billy Moore, Loyd Phillips, Cliff Powell, Jon Richardson, Kevin Scanlon, Wear Schoonover, Clyde Scott, Billy Ray Smith Sr., Billy Ray Smith Jr., Jimmy Walker

Men's Basketball (11): Ron Brewer, Todd Day, Marvin Delph, Scott Hastings, Joe Kleine, Lee Mayberry, Sidney Moncrief, Nolan Richardson, Glen Rose, Eddie Sutton, Darrell Walker

Women's Basketball (4): Bettye Fiscus, Delmonica Dehorney-Hawkins, Amber Nicholas Shirey, Tracy Webb

Baseball (5): Norm DeBriyn, Jeff King, Tim Lollar, Kevin McReynolds, Johnny Ray

Men's Track & Field (8): Mike Conley, Paul Donovan, Joe Falcon, Edrick Floreal, John McDonnell, Frank O'Mara, Niall O'Shaughnessy, Reuben Reina

Women's Track & Field (4): Bev Lewis, Cynthia Moore, Melody Sye, Lisa Sparks-Walker

Men's Tennis (1): Peter Doohan

Men's Golf (1): R.H. Sikes

Journalist (1): Orville Henry


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