Kevin Scanlon - Football
Considered one of the top quarterbacks to ever play at Beaver Falls High School, Kevin went on to become an All-American player at University of Arkansas and a highly-respected businessman in the Little Rock Area.
In the early 70’s, when three year starters at the high school level were scarce, Kevin accomplished this feat starting his sophomore year at Quigley and two years at Beaver Falls under coach Larry Bruno. In a run oriented offense, Kevin threw for almost 4,000 yards passing to become Beaver County’s all-time leader in passing yards by the time he graduated in 1975.
Kevin was selected to the MAC All-Conference All-Star Team for the 1973-1974 season. Along with Steve Higgins, they formed the top passing combinations in the WPIAL for the 1973 and ’74 seasons. He was recruited and accepted a scholarship to N.C. State under coach Lou Holtz.
He later transferred and followed Coach Lou Holtz to the University of Arkansas, where he set many passing records for the Razorbacks, led them to a top ranking and a Sugar Bowl showdown in 1979 with #1 Alabama. In his senior year, he was selected as the SWE player of the year and was drafted in the 1980 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
While still a senior at Arkansas, Kevin was sought after by and served as speechwriter for, then governor Bill Clinton. He went on, after his playing days to work for the Stephens Corporation based out of Little Rock as sports agent, financial advisor and eventually vice-president of the firm. Today he is considered one of the most respected executives in the state of Arkansas.