A 21-year-old senior football player at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) “suddenly and expectedly” died after collapsing on Sunday morning. On Thursday, the seemingly healthy athlete at the height of his football career helped lead his team to victory against Oklahoma Baptist in Oklahoma.
The pro-vaccine university posted online, announcing the passing of Clark Yarbrough, their star defensive lineman, with the cause of death still unknown.
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
“Shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, the Arkadelphia Fire Department was summoned to Anthony Hall, a student dormitory on Ouachita’s campus, to assist Baptist Health Medical Center paramedics with a student having a seizure and not breathing,” according to the Magnolia Reporter.
Ouachita staff provided immediate emergency assistance, and, following additional measures by emergency responders and other medical professionals, he was pronounced dead at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia.
On Thursday, September 1, a seemingly healthy Yarbrough played in Oklahoma. His mother, Mattie Yarbrough, had traveled to watch her son play in the Ouachita victory. Then came the stunning news Sunday morning that her previously healthy son was gone.
“Had a big hug, took pictures, took videos – I loved on him as I always do after every game,” she said. “His mama is his biggest fan,” reported his Mattie to WFAA News.
What happened is still a medical mystery. However, it is known that the University monetarily incentivized its students to receive the controversial Covid vaccines. Ouachita offered a $400 grant for students enrolled on Ouachita’s residential campus for the fall 2021 semester and a $400 bonus for benefits-eligible employees working on Ouachita’s residential campus during September 2021.
The University does not require individuals who attend or work for Ouachita to receive the Covid “vaccines.” However, they are “strongly encouraged to strengthen the safety of our campus community.”
On September 10 and October 1, 2021, the University boasted they would be offering students free Covid “vaccines” on campus,
Baptist Health Medical Center Arkadelphia will bring its mobile vaccine clinic to Ouachita’s campus to administer free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson will be available) for employees and students who either need to start the process or receive their second shot. No reservation is needed. This is part of our relationship with Baptist Health, which provided two vaccine clinics on campus last semester and one earlier this fall.
In November 2021, OBU’s president, Ben R. Sells, proudly announced that “because 90% of our campus has been vaccinated or recently had the virus,” the Ouachita was reaching “herd immunity”
Matthew Yarbrough, Clark’s 24-year-old brother, told local news, “He’s the best brother any brother could ever have. Out of all of us, he was the most responsible, and he was the baby.”
The 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive lineman registered 27 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a quarterback hurry through the 2021 season. He wrapped up the year by becoming an All-Great American Conference honorable mention selection.
According to ABC 8 News:
Clark’s family said he was majoring in sports management and had plans to earn a master’s degree.
He was on track to graduate from OBU in May 2023 and hoped to become a graduate assistant with the OBU football team.
“God really got a great angel,” said Matthew.
Mattie said she wanted the world to know her son was “amazing.”
“He was my buddy. He was my baby,” she said.
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Ouachita Baptist University sent WFAA statements from university officials, Yarbrough’s teammates, and others who knew him:
“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.”
“[He 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,” Jason Jackson, senior defensive back, said. 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.”
As a third-year resident assistant in Ouachita’s Anthony Hall dormitory, Yarbrough “served each resident respectfully and helped many students who needed a voice or a helping hand,” said Quantel Williams, director of residence life at Ouachita. “Clark lived life to the fullest and will be missed tremendously across campus.”
The University’s Head football coach, Todd Knight, said Yarbrough was a quiet leader who lived out his favorite Bible verse, James 4:10, which says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
“Clark was that kind of young man, always thinking and preparing for what’s next,” said Knight. “He wanted to be an athletic director and was already making plans for internships and graduate school,” said Knight.
Sudden and Unexpected Deaths
As RAIR Foundation USA has been reporting, there is an epidemic of “fit and healthy athletes” mysteriously dropping dead of “unknown causes” or heart complications after receiving the experimental Covid “vaccines.”
Last week, a tragic death occurred in Canada on Tuesday when a 19-year-old hockey captain, Eli Palfreyman, collapsed and passed away mid-game, sparking many online to question whether the league’s vaccine mandate played a role.
On August 23, 2022, another so-called “unexplained” and “sudden” death of a top athlete tragically occurred. Rob Wardell, a 37-year-old Scottish pro-athlete mountain biker, died in his sleep after going into cardiac arrest. Yet, two days before that, Rob won the elite men’s title at the Scottish MTB XC Championships against expectations.
During a recent segment on GB News, commentator Mark Steyn detailed the many deaths of healthy athletes who have been “vaccinated” in cycling, rugby, football, boxing, and many other sports: