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Ouachita Baptist FB player Clark Yarbrough has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ouachita Baptist football player Clark Yarbrough has passed away. He was 21.

An official cause of death has not been released yet. The school announced that he had collapsed on Sunday morning.

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His death is being classified as a “sudden collapse.” It is not clear if he was practicing with the football team when he collapsed or if it was somewhere else.

“Today (Sunday), the Ouachita community mourns the loss of senior Clark Yarbrough, who died this morning following a sudden collapse,” the school said in a statement released on their social media accounts. “Join us in praying for his family and friends. More information about campus gatherings following this tragedy will be released soon.”

Yarbrough had played in the team’s season opener days prior. He had two tackles in their 42-32 win over Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday.

He was just beginning his senior year at the school, according to their athletic website. He was a defensive lineman.

Last season, Yarbrough was named All-Great American Honorable Mention for his play. He appeared in all 11 games with 27 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss, and one quarterback hurry.

He played high school football in Texas before going to Ouachita Baptist.

At this time, it is not clear if the team will have to postpone or cancel their next game. Usually, this does happen following a death within a college program.

They are slated to play Southern Nazarene at home in Arkansas on Saturday, September 10th.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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