Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Darrell faced relentless opposition within the program, mostly from a coaching staff that knew better than to ban him but did everything they could to run him off. He was literally used as a tackling dummy on kickoff drills. No matter what they threw at him, he refused to quit and gutted it out to play on the JV.
An injury ended his playing days but not his impact on America. He graduated from UA, then its law school. He became a pioneering attorney in Little Rock, a civil rights leader and a tremendous father and community inspiration across the state.
In 2011, Arkansas honored him as a trailblazer at halftime of a Razorbacks game.
I was fortunate enough to meet Darrell through my friend Rus Bradburd, the great author. I wrote about Darrell in 2011.
I doubt I ever have or ever will meet a man tougher than Darrell Brown.
What a life lived. What a story he left behind.
Darrell Brown was a wonderful soul, had an excellent mind, and demonstrated more courage than anyone else I ever encountered in all my years as a student (both undergraduate and law) at the University of Arkansas.
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