Nine To Be Inducted In UA Hall Of Honor

FAYETTEVILLE -- Harry Jones and Jerry Jones, who both played for Arkansas' national championship football team of 1964, headline a list of nine former stars who will be inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor tonight at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

Harry Jones, the first Razorback ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, said recently that former UA coach Frank Broyles had planned to play him at quarterback in 1965 until deciding that summer to start Jon Brittenum at quarterback and move "Light Horse Harry" to wingback.

The Hogs went undefeated in the regular seasons of 1964 and '65, but lost to LSU 14-7 in the Cotton Bowl following the '65 season to end a 22-game winning streak.

Jerry Jones, a senior guard, fullback and co-captain on the 1964 team, helped Arkansas defeat Nebraska 10-7 in that season's Cotton Bowl and capture national titles awarded by the Football Writers and the Helms Foundation.

As owner of the Dallas Cowboys since the late 1980s, Jones has enjoyed three Super Bowl victories -- two with former UA teammate Jimmy Johnson as coach and one with former Razorback Barry Switzer at the helm.

Jones and Jones enter the Arkansas Hall of Honor with two other former football players -- Wayne Martin and the late Brandon Burlsworth -- three basketball players Jerry Carlton, Lee Mayberry and Tracy Webb Rice, tennis standout Peter Doohan and track star Seneca Lassiter.

Festivities begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by the banquet at 7. A reception for the honorees was held Thursday night at the Northwest Arkansas Holiday Inn in Springdale.

Martin, a Sporting News All-America defensive lineman in 1988, played 10 seasons for the New Orleans Saints.

Burlsworth, originally a walk-on from Harrison, made Football News All-America as an offensive guard in 1998 and earned his master's degree while still playing for the Hogs. He was drafted in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts, but was killed in an automobile accident a few weeks before training camp.

"Do it the Burls way," is still a UA team motto repeated often by coach Houston Nutt, indicating Burlsworth's dedication in everything he did.

Carlton, a 6-foot-1 guard, was the first Razorback to crack the 1,000-point mark in basketball (1962-64). He also played two years in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Recently retired, he lives in Conway.

Mayberry spearheaded Arkansas' Final Four team of 1990 and Elite Eight squad of 1991, eventually moving to third place on the UA career scoring list with 1,940 points and ranking first in steals (291) and second in assists (729) as a quietly efficient point guard.

Rice, also a point guard, led the Lady Razorbacks to four 20-win seasons (1984-87) and to their first NCAA Tournament berth in 1986. She remains Arkansas' career leader in steals with 293 and is fourth with 444 assists.

Doohan, the first four-time All-American in school tennis history, teamed with Pat Serret to win the NCAA doubles title in 1982. Originally from Australia, he still wins national 35-and-over titles at age 43, as the tennis pro at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith.

Lassiter, just 27, won 13 All-America honors as a middle distance runner for Coach John McDonnell, under whom he still trains while living in Springdale. Lassiter helped Arkansas capture its fifth track triple crown in 1988-89 as a miler and 800-meter runner. His 1,500 time of 3:33.27 is still a school record.

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