Breaking: Nine Razorback Greats Named to 2024 UA Sports Hall of Honor Class.

Breaking: Nine Razorback Greats Named to 2024 UA Sports Hall of Honor Class.

Arkansas’s FAYETTEVILLE A great coach and eight former student-athletes from the University of Arkansas have been chosen to be inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2024.

The following athletes will be formally inducted: softball player Devon Wallace, baseball player David Walling, women’s basketball player Wendi Willits, men’s basketball player Kareem Reid, football player Matt Jones, men’s basketball player Matt Hemingway, baseball coach Dave Van Horn, and football player Ravin Caldwell. The ceremony will take place on Friday, September 13, 2024, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Collins will receive a posthumous induction. The event will take place the evening before the Arkansas-UAB football game, which kicks off at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 3:15 p.m.

The A Club and past Razorback letter winners vote to choose the inductees into the UA Sports Hall of Honor.

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek stated, “The University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor represents the best of the best in the history of our program.” A Hall of Fame coach and some of the most dynamic athletes in Razorback history, including national champions, Olympic medalists, and standouts from six of our programs who helped establish the groundwork for our success, are among the brilliant class of this year. During our Hall of Honor weekend, we are excited to honor these men and women and all of their achievements.

In the upcoming weeks, more details, including how to get tickets for this free event, will be made available. By calling (479) 443-9000, you can reach the Razorback Foundation about banquet sponsorships.

2024 Inductees into the UA Sports Hall of Honor

In football, Ravin Caldwell

During his four years at Arkansas, Caldwell earned a letter, helping the Razorbacks win 32 games and place in two final top-12 rankings. After a 9-2-1 season that ended with a victory over Florida in the Bluebonnet Bowl, the 1982 squad was placed No. 9 in the final poll of the year. His 153 tackles, including 20.0 for loss that resulted in 110 yards lost, five fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, 16 pass breakups, and one interception, marked the culmination of his Razorback career. He led the team in junior year with 5.5 sacks, 10.0 tackles for loss, four recovered fumbles, 65 tackles, and three forcedstumbles. The Washington Redskins selected him in the fifth round of the 1986 NFL Draft, and he went on to assist the team win Super Bowls XXII and XXVI. From 1987 until 1992, he was a player in the NFL, making 79 appearances and accumulating 8.5 sacks.

Football player Alex Collins

Alex Collins, one of the greatest running backs to ever don the Razorbacks uniform, left his imprint early in his career. Collins, who was born in Miami, received recognition at South Plantation High School, where his jersey is retired, as well as in the two cities where he played minor football. He became the first player in SEC history to carry for 300 yards in his first three games as a true freshman. Collins, the SEC Freshman of the Year, went on to rush for over a thousand yards in each of his three Hog seasons. He set a program record in his junior year when he scored 20 touchdowns on the ground. Collins is ranked second in terms of career rushing for the Razorbacks.

He, along with Herschel Walker and Darren McFadden, is one of just three players in SEC history to begin their careers with three straight seasons of 1,000 yards or more. He finished as the SEC’s active leader in career running yards after amassing 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns on 665 touches in 38 games throughout his undergraduate career. In terms of career rushing yards (3,703) and 100-yard games (17), he is second all-time in Razorback history. He also ranks fourth in terms of rushing touchdowns (36). Alex was a player for both the Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens after being selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his five-year NFL career, he amassed 467 receiving yards with one score and 1,997 yards of rushes.landing. Alex signed a contract with the United States Football League (USFL) Memphis Showboats in 2023.

Track & Field Men’s Matt Hemingway

Hemingway was a notable high jumper for Arkansas’ illustrious men’s track and field program from 1992 to 1996. He was an Olympic medalist and SEC champion. Throughout his Razorback career, the four-time All-American helped his club win three straight NCAA Outdoor titles and one NCAA Indoor championship. In 1995, he managed to

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