For nearly five decades, University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles helped define the standard of excellence in intercollegiate athletics. There is little doubt Broyles has had more positive impact on athletics in Arkansas than any person in the history of the state. A recipient of nearly every award and accolade associated with college athletics, Broyles preferred to focus his attention on the future of the Razorback program rather than dwell on the impressive accomplishments of the past. A
A 1983 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Broyles was once again honored by the National Football Foundation in 2000 as the recipient of the John L. Toner Award. For his efforts as head coach, an assistant coach and player, he has been named to the Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl and Cotton Bowl halls of fame. He has had such success with assistant coaches that an award named after him has been given to the top assistant coach in college football the past ten years. The Broyles Award has become one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in college football.