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Barry Lunney Jr. to be Honorary Captain Saturday

11/2/2011 2:16 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback quarterback Barry Lunney Jr. as the A Club honorary captain for the Arkansas-South Carolina football game on Nov. 5.

                A four-year letterwinner for the UA football team, Lunney Jr., was a team captain in 1995 and led the Razorbacks to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the 1995 Carquest Bowl. During the 1995 season, Lunney Jr., guided the Razorbacks to a 20-19 win at Alabama, Arkansas’ first-ever victory over the Crimson Tide.

            Lunney Jr., left his mark on the Arkansas record books as well. He is second all-time in career pass attempts with 856,  third in career completions with 476,  fifth in career completion percentage at .556,  fifth in career passing yards with 5,782 and  fifth in career touchdowns with 33. 

            Along with football, Lunney Jr., was a standout in baseball as well.  He was a four-year letterwinner at Arkansas and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1996. 

            The A Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Each captain will be available for a brief autograph session at the AT&T Fan Zone at The Gardens prior to each game. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
            A limited number of tickets for the South Carolina game this weekend and the Tennessee game on Nov. 12 are still available and can be purchased by calling the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS or online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

 

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