Razorbacks fans will not want to miss next Tuesday’s special edition of The Sports Brew Show! The July 7th special edition will feature live interviews with former Razorbacks Brad Taylor, Grant Freeman, and Ron Trusty. If you have been a Razorbacks fan you will not want to miss this special show.
Hogs quarterback Brad Taylor led the Razorbacks offense from 1981-84 after being recruited from Danville High School. After sharing playing time early with former quarterback Tom Jones, Taylor proceeded to eventually become the all-time leading passer in Arkansas history with 4, 802 yards. One of the most notable games Taylor played was in 1981 at Texas A&M when he led a 91-yard scoring drive late in the game to secure a 10-7 win over the Aggies. The Hogs were ranked 13th in the nation entering the game at College Station.
Grant Freeman, who played his high school football at Paris High School, committed to the Razorbacks on February 2, 2006. He was a member of the Paris graduating class of 2007. Freeman, 6’7″, 307 lbs., played offensive tackle for the Razorbacks. Freeman worked his way up with the Razorbacks from being a player that the Hogs really didn’t count on in the beginning to becoming a starter in the SEC with Arkansas. But Freeman was not the only former Eagle to don the cardinal and white at Arkansas.
Paris Eagle Ronnie Trusty played for the Razorbacks under former head football coach Lou Holtz from 1977-81. Due to an injury of starter Phillip Moon in the second half of the 1980 season, Trusty moved into a starting position on the Hogs offensive line where he played there for the remainder of the season and later became a starter for the entire 1981 season. Starting for a Razorbacks team that was loaded with All-American and All-Southwest Conference players, Trusty started on an offensive line that also included Jay Becquette, Charles Ginn, Steve Korte, and Alfred Mohammad. That line led the way for All-American tailback Gary Anderson and eventually ended the season in the Gator Bowl against North Carolina. In one of the most bizzare college games ever played, the famous “fog bowl” was played on national television in nearly zero visibility conditions.
So Hogs fans, don’t miss Tuesday’s show and these three outstanding Razorbacks as they tell stories of their experiences playing at the University of Arkansas. Just go to thesportsbrew.net on Tuesday, July 7, 4 p.m.!
We’ll see all of you Arkansas fans on Tuesday!