Legendary Arkansas coach Frank Broyles dies at 92

Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, has died at the age of 92.

Broyles died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his family.

Broyles won almost 71 percent of his games as head football coach with the Razorbacks for 19 years.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who played at Arkansas under Broyles, said in a statement "Outside of my father, Frank Broyles was the most influential man in my life."

"My thoughts and sincere best wishes are with his family today, and our loss, is shared by millions.

"Coach Broyles' name, his legacy, and spirit will continue to guide and grow collegiate athletics in this country for as long as young men and women aspire to compete and prosper from all of the virtues and life lessons that athletic competition provides."

Broyles became the school's athletic director in 1974 while still the football coach, eventually retiring from the gridiron to focus on administrative duties following the 1976 season.

As athletic director, Broyles led an overhaul and upgrade of Arkansas' facilities -- as well as leading the school in its move to the Southeastern Conference.

Following his coaching career, Broyles -- who earned a spot in the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame -- served as an analyst on ABC's college football telecasts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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