By MATT TAYLORAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — One of the football players whose charity raised $3 million to buy football equipment for an Arkansas school was a major philanthropist who was among the top donors to the university.
University of Arkansas President Jimmy Swaggart says former football player Darryl Tabor was the beneficiary of a gift from Tabor’s foundation.
Tabor was born in Alabama and played college football at Alabama State and Arkansas State before starting at Arkansas State.
He died in October.
Swaggard says Tabor gave more than $3.4 million to the school in 2013, when the team finished sixth in the state.
Swagger says Taver has a long and illustrious football career and was a mentor to players from other sports, including football.
He said he was very pleased that Tabor donated $1 million to help renovate the stadium and build the football facility.
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