An Arkansas college football team is mourning the loss of one of their players after he suddenly collapsed and died on Sunday morning.
Clark Yarbrough, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), passed away from still unknown causes, KTHV reported.
The University tweeted the announcement of Yarbrough’s death on Sunday.
“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,” the post read.
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. pic.twitter.com/ePaiYphwN0
— Ouachita Baptist University (@Ouachita) September 4, 2022
Yarbrough was from Rowlett, Texas, where he played high school football.
He joined the OBU Tigers in 2019, KTHV reported.
At 6’1 and 280 pounds, in Yarbrough’s first season he made seven tackles in eight games and recorded 2.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks, OBU’s roster recorded.
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Last year the lineman played 11 games and finished the season with 27 tackles.
With his record, he even received an honorable mention in the Great-American Conference.
Just this season, Yarbrough looked to be continuing his great record as he helped OBU win their season-opening game with two tackles on Thursday.
The cause of Yarbrough’s death is still unknown.
Meanwhile, friends and family, and others throughout the community have been mourning his loss.
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