Bumpas to Serve as Honorary Captain
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dick Bumpas will serve as the A-Club Honorary Captain in Saturday’s home non-conference tilt against Texas Tech.
Bumpas is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas and was a three-year letterwinner as a defensive lineman from 1968-70.
A captain in 1970, he helped Arkansas post a 9-2 record and second-place finish in the Southwest Conference. He recorded 53 tackles for the league’s top defense (267 yards allowed per game) en route to earning first team All-Southwest Conference and consensus All-America honors.
Following his collegiate career, Bumpas played professionally in the World Football League and Canadian Football League.
He began his 38-year coaching career in 1977 as a graduate assistant for the Razorbacks and went on to coach at 12 different schools. Most recently, Bumpas retired from TCU after serving as defensive coordinator for 11 years.
As a coach, he won championships in four different conferences, coached in 21 bowl games and coached at all three service academies.
Bumpas is also a member of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
The A-Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The honorary captain program was launched in 2002 and has recognized more than 70 former Razorback football student-athletes.
The Razorbacks return to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Saturday as they host Texas Tech. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.com. Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game and may be purchased online HERE or by calling 1-800-982-HOGS.
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