Former Razorback James Rouse will serve as the A Club honorary captain for the Arkansas-Ole Miss football game on Oct. 27, it was announced on Wednesday.
Rouse was a four-year letterwinner for the Razorbacks at running back. A native of Little Rock, Ark., Rouse played at Arkansas in 1985 and from 1987-89.
Rouse led Arkansas in rushing in three of his four seasons. As a freshman in 1985, Rouse had 550 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 99 carries. Rouse found the end zone 17 times, the second-highest single-season rushing touchdown total in school history, and had 1,004 rushing yards on 182 carries in his redshirt sophomore season of 1987. Rouse's best game of the 1987 season came against New Mexico when he finished with 219 rushing yards, tied for the fifth-highest single-game total in school history. Rouse again led the Razorbacks on the ground in 1989 with 895 yards and seven touchdowns on 163 rushes.
Rouse finished his collegiate career with 2,887 rushing yards on 559 carries. He still ranks fifth in school history in career carries and his career rushing yardage total is the sixth-highest in school history. Rouse found the end zone 39 times as a Razorback, the third-most touchdowns scored by a player in Arkansas history. For his accomplishments, Rouse was named to the Arkansas All-Decade Team for the 1980s.
Rouse helped the Razorbacks to three 10-win seasons, including a pair of Southwest Conference titles, and four bowl game appearances during his collegiate career.
Following his career at the UA, Rouse was drafted in the eighth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Rouse went on to play two seasons for the Bears and saw time in 30 games over his two seasons in the NFL.
The A Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
Single game tickets for Saturday's game against Ole Miss are still available for $65. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 15th time in series history, including the first meeting since 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.
Tickets for the Tulsa game are still on sale for $45. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, in person at the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 800-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA's new eTicket system.
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