Redbug Football


1929-30 Redbug Starting Lineup PDF Print
Monday, 05 July 2010 02:51

Backfield L to R:  Arvel "Chink" Lacewell, Clark "Click" Jordan, Lemoyne Martin, George "Jud" Jordan
Linemen L to R:  Eric Chandler, W. R. "Footsie" Benton, Jr., C. W. Byars, Ike "Stonewall" Murry, Albert Mosley, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Harry "Sadie" Nutt.
Coach (not pictured) Robert A. (Bob) Cowan.

 
"Big Jim" PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:03

James Warren Benton, "Big Jim" as he was known, was born September 25, 1916 in Carthage, Dallas County, Arkansas. 
He was a Fordyce Redbug and played Football and Basketball for Fordyce High (1930-1933).
Big Jim played for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (1934-1937)
Played for Cleveland Rams (1938-1940, 1942, 1944, 1945)
Chicago Bears (1943)
Los Angeles Rams (1946-1947)

As a Fordyce High School Redbug, he received Arkansas's Outstanding Athlete Award;
In College he received All SWC 1936, 1937; All American 1937
Pro Honors included All Pro 1945 and 1946; Pro Football Hall of Fame All 1940's Team; Rams All-Time Team
Big Jim was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame; Razorback All Century Team; AIC Coach of the Year (1963); 
UAM Sports Hall of Fame; Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame
Big Jim coached Arkansas A&M (UAM) to its first SWC Championship; 
He helped Arkansas win its First SWC Championship;
In the Pro's, he had two World Championships - 1943 Bears and 1945 Rams. He set SWC, National and Pro receiving records.
He was All SWC, All American and All Pro.
This amazing career started on the Fordyce Redbug Football Field and the Redbugs continue to play on that field today.

 
Jordan Twins Early Years PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:00

 
Jordan Twins PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:58

Jordan Twins Later in Life
Clark (on right), George (on left)

 
Ruby and Mary PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:56

Ruth Abernathy (on right) married George Jordan
Mary Elizabeth Hall (on left) married Clark Jordan
Both were Redbug Cheerleaders in late 20's early 30's

 
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