Arkansas Delta Information – Aug. 11, 2022 – The Little Rock Touchdown Club will kick off its 18th season with Arkansas Razorback Head Coach Sam Pittman headlining this year’s speaker series.
On Aug. 2, the Little Rock Touchdown Club president and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee David Bazzel announced its 2022 speakers at a news conference at War Memorial Stadium. The 2022 lineup features Super Bowl victors, NCAA National Championship coaches, former college football stars, highly regarded sports journalists, and college head coaches from around the state.
ESPN announcer Kirk Herbstreit, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, Former NFL Coach Jon Gruden, and former LSU Coach Ed Orgeron are among the top names invited to this year’s speaker series. The Little Rock Touchdown Club serves as the Arkansas chapter for the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, partnering with Simmons Bank as a lead sponsor.
“Simmons Bank is a proud presenting sponsor of the Little Rock Touchdown Club,” said Simmons Bank Chairman and CEO George A. Makris Jr. “For eight seasons we have had the great opportunity to hear inspiring stories from world-class athletes. We look forward to another exciting year of camaraderie at the Little Rock Touchdown Club.”
The Little Rock Touchdown Club meets at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 424 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. Membership dues start at $90 and can be paid online at LRTouchdown.com. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. each week with the program beginning at 11:50 a.m.
The Little Rock Touchdown Club began in August 2004 when a small group gathered at what was then the Little Rock Hilton to discuss football. The club now has more than 500 members. Other 2022 speakers include:
Monday, Aug. 15: Sam Pittman
Monday, Aug. 22: Kirk Herbstreit
Tuesday, Aug. 30: Jon Gruden
Tuesday, Sept. 6: Ed Orgeron
Monday, Sept. 12: Paul Finebaum
Monday, Sept. 19: Hunter Yurachek
Monday, Sept. 26: Marty Smith
Monday, Oct. 3: Peter Burns
Monday, Oct. 10: Robbie Bosco
Monday, Oct. 17: Nathan Brown
Monday, Oct. 24: Tim Brando
Monday, Oct. 31: Butch Jones
Monday, Nov. 7: Chris Robinson and Doc Gamble
Monday, Nov. 14: Houston Nutt
Monday, Nov. 21: Dari Nowkah
Friday, Jan. 13: Joe Theismann