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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

Deke Brackett photo and information

Herbert Benjamin “Deke” Brackett died in the plane crash. He had driven to the game with Red Dawson, who were
to continue on recruiting trip after the game. Brackett asked Coach Gail Parker, who had flown, to switch places with him.
The two men switched places; the trade cost Brackett his life.

From Marshall University 1970 Football Press Guide

Team Photo