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Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
Established 1959
Location 3 Verizon Arena Way
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Type Sports
Collections Approx 5 per year

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame is the hall of fame and museum for sports in Arkansas, United States. The hall of fame inducted its first class in 1959. The hall's museum is located on the west end of the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Hall showcases men, women and teams from a variety of sports ranging from football to fishing and includes inductees from each of the 75 counties in Arkansas.

List of inductees

Year Name Arkansas high school affiliation Arkansas college affiliation Arkansas pro (or amateur) affiliation
1959 Dickey, Bill Bill Dickey Little Rock College Little Rock Travelers
1959 Howell, Jim Lee Jim Lee Howell University of Arkansas
1959 Grove, Ivan Ivan Grove Arkansas City HS Hendrix College
1959 Walker, Hazel Hazel Walker Little Rock Lewis & Norwood Flyers,
El Dorado Oilers
1959 Schoonover, Wear Wear Schoonover Pocahontas HS University of Arkansas
1960 Benton , Jim Jim Benton Fordyce HS (coach) Arkansas A&M
1960 Jackson, Travis Travis Jackson Ouachita Baptist University Little Rock Travelers
1960 Haygood , Jimmy Jimmy Haygood Henderson State University
1960 Barnhill , John John Barnhill University of Arkansas
1960 Hutson, Don Don Hutson Pine Bluff HS
1960 Creekmore, Steve Steve Creekmore University of Arkansas
1961 Jennings, Morley Morley Jennings Ouachita Baptist University
1961 Quigley, Earl Earl Quigley Little Rock HS
1961 Warneke, Lon Lon Warneke Mount Ida HS
1961 Runyan, Paul Paul Runyan
1961 Bezdek, Hugo Hugo Bezdek University of Arkansas Fort Smith Twins
1962 Tucker, John John Tucker Arkansas Tech University
1962 Selph, Carey Carey Selph Ouachita Baptist University Fort Smith Twins
1962 Roberson, John Henry (Rube) John Henry (Rube) Roberson Little Rock Travelers
Arkansas Travelers
1962 Rowe, Schoolboy Schoolboy Rowe
1962 Winder, Ray Ray Winder Little Rock Travelers
Arkansas Travelers
1963 Harrison, Dutch Dutch Harrison
1963 Cole, George George Cole Warren HS University of Arkansas
University of the Ozarks
1963 Scott, Clyde Clyde Scott Smackover HS University of Arkansas
University of the Ozarks
1963 May, Russell Russell May Little Rock HS
1972 Britt, Maurice Maurice Britt Lonoke HS University of Arkansas
1996 Bock, Billy Billy Bock Subiaco Academy

St. Anne's Academy
Arkansas HS
Sylvan Hills HS
Pine Bluff HS

University of the Ozarks

Henderson State University

1996 McReynolds, Kevin Kevin McReynolds Sylvan Hills HS University of Arkansas
2014 Vines, Harry Harry Vines Little Rock Central HS Arkansas Rollin' Razorbacks
2018 Andrews , Shawn Shawn Andrews University of Arkansas
2019 Flynn, Denny Denny Flynn County Line High School University of Arkansas

Other inductees include:

  • Leon Campbell (American football)
  • George Cole (American football)
  • Walt Coleman
  • Ben Cowins
  • Todd Day
  • Quinn Grovey
  • Ray Hamilton (defensive end)
  • Ed Hamm
  • John Hoffman (running back)
  • Cliff Lee
  • Haeng Ung Lee
  • Lee Mayberry
  • Leslie O'Neal
  • Ulysses Reed
  • Jack Robbins
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Billy Ray Smith, Sr.
  • Barry Switzer
  • R. C. Thielemann
  • Scotty Thurman
  • Corliss Williamson
  • Ron Calcagni
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