FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Retiring Arkansas athletic director
Frank Broyles was recognized in the U.S. House of Representatives
by his state's delegation Wednesday.
Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark., spoke briefly in Washington about
Broyles, whose retirement becomes official at the end of the year
after 50 years with the Razorbacks. Boozman played football at
Arkansas during the early 1970s, when Broyles was the Razorbacks'
"I will be forever proud to be a Razorback, and to have had the
opportunity to be one under coach Broyles," Boozman said. "I
congratulate him on his career, and sincerely thank him for his
service to the great state of Arkansas. And, as we say in Arkansas:
Wooo, Pig, Sooie!"
Arkansas' other three Representatives -- Vic Snyder, Mike Ross
and Marion Berry -- also gave short speeches. Ross praised Broyles
for his work to help Alzheimer's research. In 2004, Broyles' wife
of 59 years died from complications from the disease.
"His accomplishments in college football will never be
forgotten, but the hope and faith he has given to families across
this country coping with Alzheimer's will leave a lasting impact on
our society for generations to come," Ross said.