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Short Takes: Always a Razorback

Short Takes: Always a Razorback


Dick Trammel, I met him two years ago on
the sidelines of a football game at the Homecoming game, and I see him, you know,
sporting his his cheer sweater. He’s kept it, you know, since he’s been a
cheerleader here a long time ago, and still, you know, wears it to this day. I was a Sigma Chi when I was here, and I was real active in Blue Key, and I made
straight A’s in campusology. I mean I made it every semester, and then I went
home to my fraternity house when I was a sophomore in the spring, and my
fraternity brothers said, “Dickie Ray, you’re going out for cheerleader.” And I
just laughed. I went out and all of a sudden I was selected, and
I’ve been cheerleading for the University of Arkansas and Arkansas ever since. This is just a remarkable thing to see somebody who supports the university as
as much and as strongly as Dick Trammel because our future depends on this
spirit, our future depends on this engagement of our alumni and our friends,
and Dick has certainly been central in all of this. And to see him run out there
in front of the football team. You know, he walks up and he found one of
our girls that didn’t have her partner with them, so he takes her by the hand and
just takes off running and sprints across the field to lead the team on to the field. That alone spoke volumes of his character
and, you know, his care for this program. And if you took cheerleading out
of any college, but particularly the University of Arkansas, the university
would not be as much fun and have the excitement that it has today.
Once a Razorback, always a Razorback, and support the Razorbacks, and Go Hogs Go!

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