Benedict College Mourns Football Player Killed In Crash

Marlon Black, also a football player at the college in Columbia, was killed in a Sunday morning car crash.

“My focus today is to focus on the life he lived, not the death. He lived an amazing life,” Benedict football coach Chennis Berry said Monday. “He was an amazing young man; they don’t make them like him.”

At 6-foot-6, and about 300 pounds, the offensive lineman who just completed his sophomore year stood out in a crowd. But Berry wasn’t talking just about the 21-year-old’s physical stature.

Berry praised the Blountstown, Florida, native for his skill and dedication on the football field and in the classroom.