December 26, 1924
Frank Broyles, who was associated with the athletic program at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County) for fifty years, was born in Decatur, Georgia. As a star quarterback at Georgia Tech University, Broyles led his football team to three bowl appearances, was named Southwest Conference Player of the Year, and became a member of the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Georgia Tech halls of fame. Broyles served as UA’s head coach from 1958 to 1977 and as UA’s athletic director from 1973 to 2007. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette named him the most influential figure in Arkansas athletics in the twentieth century.