Remembering Clark Yarbrough
The community surrounding Sachse football as well as Ouachita Baptist University are in mourning following the sudden death of Mustang football alumni Clark Yarbrough. The defensive lineman collapsed on Sunday-- just days after a 42-32 Ouachita Baptist victory over Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday, September 1st. VYPE DFW takes a moment to remember Yarbrough and his impact on the Sachse football program.
Ouachita Baptist University announced the death of Yarbrough on Twitter:
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
Following the announcement, Sachse football shared in remembering their former defensive star:
Today, The Sachse Mustang community mourns the loss of Clark Yarbrough. Our thoughts are with the Yarbrough family through this time of grief. Clark was a great young man who was respected by everyone who knew him. He was the embodiment of what it means to be a Mustang. pic.twitter.com/q58lBLMPXs
— Sachse Football (@SachseStangs) September 6, 2022
During his time as a Mustang, Yarbrough was a great impact on Sachse's varsity defense where he played both his junior and senior seasons. Yarbrough recorded 26 solo tackles and 93 total tackles in a Mustangs' jersey. He caused three fumbles, 25 quarterback hurries, and recorded six sacks on opposing quarterbacks.
With Ouachita Baptist, the defensive lineman was named an All-Great American Conference honorable mention during the 2021-22 football season last year after recording 27 tackles in 11 games. During the team's season opener this past Thursday, Yarbrough tallied two tackles. The team released a post highlighting some of Yarbrough's teammates' memories of playing with and knowing him:
Clark lived out his favorite Bible verse, James 4:10, which says “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” Read more about Clark as a child of God, a son, a student, a friend, and a teammate: https://t.co/16pSamAviX⁰⁰#BringYourRoar #FinishEmpty pic.twitter.com/IxSWeSVKcN
— Ouachita Athletics (@OuachitaTigers) September 6, 2022
Yarbrough collapsed suddenly on Sunday prior to his death-- no cause of death has been released. VYPE DFW joins the Sachse and Ouachita Baptist communities as well as the family and friends of Yarbrough they grieve this sudden loss.