Darrell Brown was born on January 1, 1948, and died on October 31, 2015.
Darrell, the American football player was the first black man in football history to play for the University of Arkansas.
After his struggles in the 1960’s he went on to become a prominent attorney in Little Rock and was finally honoured by Arkansas during the Auburn game in 2011.
His troubles extended from off the field to on the field, Nobody in the crowd cheered for Brown in 1965 when the Horatio native walked on to the freshmen squad of the defending national champion Razorbacks.
He was avoided in the locker room for the first few weeks.
The Coaches apparently didn’t bother to explain plays to him.
During most of his young career, Darrell served as a tackling dummy for teammates who repeatedly unleashed 11-on-1 kill-the-man kickoff return drills on him that left all 190 pounds of his 5-11 frame aching.
Darrell Brown passed away at age 67 due to a bladder cancer.