Former Razorback football star and foundation Chuck Dicus has been named as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s president.

"We are excited to have Chuck join us as he brings over 17 years of fundraising experience with him," said Randy Milligan, current chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. "Throughout his time with the Razorback Foundation, Inc., Chuck worked with Arkansans in every part of the state. We know that these relationships will be of great benefit to our foundation and we are excited to see Chuck help us grow."

In Dicus’ 17 years as president of the Razorback Foundation, Inc., more than $220 million was raised. Prior to his work with the Razorbacks, Dicus worked for Stephens, Inc. He played three years in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers. He also served as assistant football coach at the University of Memphis. Most recently, Dicus has worked with Irwin Partners LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, development and consulting firm in Little Rock.

"Chuck Dicus is an avid outdoorsman who cares about this state and about the future of hunting and fishing," said current Foundation president Steve Smith. "Through his leadership, the Game and Fish Foundation will continue to ensure that youth around our state have access to outdoor hunting and fishing activities and continue to learn the values encouraged by our foundation."

Dicus will be acting president as of July 1, 2014. At that time, Smith will become President Emeritus.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, formed in 1982, is a non-profit organization composed of men and women who are passionate about promoting hunting, fishing and conservation education among the youth of Arkansas.