Mooty named honorary captain

The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback Jim Mooty as the honorary captain for the South Carolina football game. The Razorbacks host the Gamecocks at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is presenting an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain is recognized prior to the game on the field, on the RazorVision and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time. Mooty lettered in 1957, 1958 and 1959. He was All-Southwest Conference in 1958 and 1959 and garnered All-America honors in 1959. He rushed 211 times for 1,152 yards during his career, scoring nine touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 156 yards. He also returned kicks during his career as a Razorback, highlighted by a 100-yard kickoff return versus Hardin-Simmons in 1958. During his 1959 season, Mooty led the Razorbacks in rushing with 519 yards while scoring five touchdowns. His efforts helped lead the Razorbacks to the Southwest Conference co-championship, a win over Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl and a No. 9 national ranking. Mooty was named the 1960 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player in the 14-7 win over Georgia Tech. Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1960, Mooty is a member of the All-Decade Razorback Team of the 1950s, the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor and a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.