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49 Persons in the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame:

Location:
Verizon Arena
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North Little Rock, AR 72114
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1959

Al Joyner

Real/Birth Name:
Alfrederick Joyner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Florence Griffith Joyner, until her death.
Younger than Florence Griffith Joyner by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Jackie Joyner-Kersee by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Triple jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Arkansas State University Track and Field Hall of Fame 1993. Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame 1997. Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame 1999. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Barry Switzer

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Switzer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach of team University of Oklahoma from 1973 through 1988. 157 wins 29 losses 4 ties. Also coached pro team Dallas Cowboys including a Super Bowl win. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1980. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1987. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1974. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1996.

Bear Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Paul William Bryant
Nickname(s):
Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winning football head coach at the University of Alabama for 25 years. Subject of movie Junction Boys. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1965. College Football Hall of Fame 1986. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1981. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2007. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2000. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1983. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.

Bill Bergey

Real/Birth Name:
William Earl Bergey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Arkansas State University, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Eagles Hall of Fame 1988. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Billy Ray Smith Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Ray Smith Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Arkansas, San Diego Chargers. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1995. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1982. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2015. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1989. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1997.

Bobby Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Cornelius Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and flanker. Teams Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Brandon Burlsworth

Real/Birth Name:
Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive lineman for team University of Arkansas. Drafted by team Indianapolis Colts. Before joining them, he died in a car crash. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2004.

Brooks Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Human Vacuum Cleaner
Mr. Hoover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Team Baltimore Orioles. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1977. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1972. Babe Ruth Award 1970. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1966.

Bud Brooks

Real/Birth Name:
William Brooks
Also Known As:
William "Bud" Brooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linwman. Team Arkansas Razorbacks. MVP 1955 Cotton Bowl. Drafted, but never played professional football. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Outland Trophy 1954. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Charles McClendon

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Youmans McClendon
Nickname(s):
Cholly Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach of team at Louisiana State University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1972. College Football Hall of Fame 1986. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Charlie Flowers

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Flowers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Mississippi, Los Angeles Chargers, San Diego Chargers, New York Titans. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1985. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988.

Cortez Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
Cortez Kennedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Miami, Seattle Seahawks. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1992. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012. Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor 2006. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 2004. University of Miami Ring of Honor 2008.

Daffy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Dee Dean
Also Known As:
Paul Dean
Nickname(s):
Daffy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Dizzy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Darrell Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Arkansas, Denver Nuggets, Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls. Coach at teams Toronto Raptors, Rockford Lightning, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Clark Atlanta University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2003. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2008.

Dizzy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Hanna Dean
Also Known As:
Jerome Hanna Dean
Jerome Herman Dean
Nickname(s):
Dizzy
Diz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Daffy Dean by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs. His name and date and place of birth are controversial - multiple sources differ. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 1976. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6643 Delmar Boulevard.

Don Hutson

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Montgomery Hutson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, safety and kicker, considered the first modern receiver. Teams University of Alabama, Green Bay Packers. Still holds performance records. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1972. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1993. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1960. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951.

Don Kessinger

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eulon Kessinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox. Head baseball coach at team University of Mississippi. Novel Calico Joe. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1978. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1989. National High School Hall of Fame 1987.

Eddie Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1977. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Francis Schmidt

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Schmidt
Also Known As:
Francis A. Schmidt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Nebraska, University of Tulsa, Texas Christian University, University of Arkansas, Ohio State University, University of Idaho. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966. College Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Frank Broyles

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Broyles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, then coach. Team University of Arkansas. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1967. College Football Hall of Fame 1983. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1995. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1960. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2007. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1988.

Fred Akers

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Akers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, kicker, punter. Team University of Arkansas. Head coach, teams University of Wyoming, University of Texas, Purdue University. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1999.

Goose Tatum

Real/Birth Name:
Reece Tatum
Nickname(s):
Goose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Negro Leagues Baseball. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2010. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
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Jerry Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Jerral Wayne Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive lineman, team University of Arkansas. Business in restaurants and oil. Bought in 1989 team Dallas Cowboys. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Missouri Walk of Fame 2011. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1998. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2004.

Jim Barnes

Real/Birth Name:
Velvet James Barnes
Nickname(s):
Bad News
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/cemter. Teams New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2007.

Jimmy Johnson (coach)

Real/Birth Name:
James William Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach teams Oklahoma State University, University of Miami, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins. Analyst for TV show Fox NFL Sunday. College Football Hall of Fame 2012 as a coach. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2000. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2000 1996. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1999. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1986.

Joe Ferguson

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Carlton Ferguson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Arkansas, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, San Antonio Texans. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1995. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1994. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993.

Joe Garagiola

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry Garagiola
Also Known As:
Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for team St. Louis Cardinals. Sports analyst for NBC. Books Baseball Is a Funny Game, Just Play Ball. Ford C Frick Award 1991. Missouri Wall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1985. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. NSMA Hall of Fame 2004. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6328 Delmar Boulevard.

Keith Jackson (tight end)

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Jerome Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Tight End. Teams University of Oklahoma, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers. In the Pro Bowl six times. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 1997. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Ken Hatfield

Real/Birth Name:
Ken Hatfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Team University of Arkansas. Coach, teams University of Arkansas, US Air Force Academy, Clemson University, Rice University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 2015. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1983. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2009. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2015. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Ken Kavanaugh

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth William Kavanaugh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams Louisiana State University, Chicago Bears. Ends coach, several teams, then a scout. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966. College Football Hall of Fame 1963. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1939. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

L.C. Greenwood

Real/Birth Name:
L.C. Henderson Greenwood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Height 6' 6". Teams Arkansas AM&N, Pittsburgh Steelers. One member of the Steel Curtain. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004.

Leon Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Leon L. Campbell
Also Known As:
Leon "Muscles" Campbell
Nickname(s):
Muscles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Arkansas, Baltimore Colts, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1991.

Lou Brock

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Clark Brock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left Field. Teams Southern University, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals. 938 stolen bases, beating the record by Ty Cobb. Missouri Wall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2005. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2012. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Roberto Clemente Award 1975. Babe Ruth Award 1967. Hutch Award 1979. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1977. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6602 Delmar Boulevard.

Lou Holtz

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Leo Holtz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach at Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina and Notre Dame. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2012. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1998. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2008. Woody Hayes Trophy 1977. Woody Hayes Trophy 1988. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1988. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1977. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1988. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1998. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1977. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 2016.

Loyd Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Loyd Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle/end, teams University of Arkansas, Chicago Bears. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1986. College Football Hall of Fame 1992. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2001. Outland Trophy 1966. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 2000. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1990.

Nolan Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
Nolan Richardson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, team Texas Western College. Coach, teams University of Tulsa, University of Arkansas, Tulsa Shock. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1996.

Pat Day

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Alan Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey, all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1991.

Pat Summerall

Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Summerall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker for pro teams Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, New York Giants. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Reds Bagnell Award 2002. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2004. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 1994.

Preacher Roe

Real/Birth Name:
Elwin Charles Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher teams Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates. Admitted use of the spitball. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Rod Smith (wide receiver)

Real/Birth Name:
Roderick Duane Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. College team Missouri Southern State University. Pro team Denver Broncos. First undrafted player to reach 10,000 receiving yards. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2012. Division II Football Hall of Fame 2008.

Schoolboy Rowe

Real/Birth Name:
Lynwood Thomas Rowe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 3 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Pitcher, team Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1962.

Scottie Pippen

Real/Birth Name:
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward for NBA basketball teams Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets. Also 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Sidney Moncrief

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney A. Moncrief
Nickname(s):
Sid the Squid
Sir Sid
El Sid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Arkansas, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks. Coach, teams University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fort Worth Flyers. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2018. National High School Hall of Fame 1992. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1988.

Steve Atwater

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Dennis Atwater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety. Teams University of Arkansas, Denver Broncos, New York Jets. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2003. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1998.

Tommy Bolt

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Henry Bolt
Nickname(s):
Thunder
Terrible Tommy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the U.S. Open in 1958. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1974. World Golf Hall of Fame 2002.

Warren Woodson

Real/Birth Name:
Warren Brooks Woodson
Also Known As:
Warren B. Woodson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 2 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach for teams University of Central Arkansas, Hardin-Simmons University, University of Arizona, New Mexico State University, Trinity University. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1979. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Wayne Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Wayne Harris
Nickname(s):
Thumper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Arkansas, Calgary Stampeders. Alberta Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1976. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2015. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1989.

Wear Schoonover

Real/Birth Name:
Wear Kibler Schoonover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Team University of Arkansas. Movie Maybe It's Love. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1959. College Football Hall of Fame 1967. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1989.
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