Another One… College Football Player Suddenly Collapses and Dies at Age 21

by J Pelkey
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A college football player in Arkansas suddenly collapsed and died a short time later. He was only 21 years old.

The school, Ouachita Baptist University, announced the sad news that Clark Yarbrough had died after suddenly collapsing.

“Today the Ouachita community mourns the loss of senior Clark Yarbrough, who died this morning following a sudden collapse. Join us in praying for his family and friends. More information about campus gatherings following this tragedy will be released soon.”

According to a message on the school’s website, it was explained that immediate emergency assistance was provided after Yarbrough collapsed. He was then transported to Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia where he was later pronounced dead.

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“Clark was an exemplary student – academically, athletically and spiritually,” said Dr. Rickey Rogers, vice president for student development at Ouachita. “He held strongly to his Christian faith, and it was evident in the way he lived his life and led his fellow students.”

Jason Jackson, a senior finance major and Tiger defensive back from DeKalb, Texas, said Yarbrough was “a special kind of guy. He always led me in the right direction, from the day I got here until the last conversation I had with him. He made me feel welcomed, like I had a real brother in Christ at a brand-new university where, at first, I felt like I was all alone. Clark was my first friend when I got here, and I will cherish him forever.”

“Clark was someone you wanted on your team,” said Quantel Williams, director of residence life at Ouachita. “He always had a great disposition that illuminated the room and was a pleasure to be around each day. Clark loved the Lord, his family and his friends in a big way.”

Twitter users react to the sad news of Yarbrough’s passing.

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