Grambling football is rallying around one of its own after learning on Wednesday night that wide receiver Darrell Clark was shot and seriously injured in the New Orleans area.
School accounts later confirmed some of the news involving Clark, whom the Monroe News Star says was part of a triple shooting near a playground gym in the city. Clark was listed in stable condition following surgery to repair his injuries and is expected by most accounts to recover.
Tragically, the receiver’s younger brother, Keyon, was reportedly killed in the attack.
“We’re always concerned with the safety and success of our students, whether they’re student-athletes or not,” Grambling State University president Rick Gallot told the paper. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clark family as they deal with this tragedy. I don’t know the particulars of the incident, but on behalf of the university, the GramFam, the Clarks are and continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”
The senior wideout is from New Orleans and prepped at Warren Easton High in the area. Clark started all 11 games at Grambling last season and tied for the team lead with three touchdowns to go along with his 16 catches for 232 yards.