FAYETTEVILLE Danny Brabham, an All-Southwest Conference fullback at Arkansas as a senior in 1962, died Saturday night at his home in Prairieville, La., according to Harold Horton, executive director of the Razorback Foundation and a former UA teammate of Brabham’s.
Brabham, 69, died in his sleep, Horton said.
Brabham moved to linebacker as a professional and played six seasons in the AFL with the Houston Oilers and Cincinnati Bengals. He played with Houston from 1963-67 and finished his pro career with Cincinnati in 1968.
Brabham, who was born in Magnolia, Miss., came to Arkansas after starring at Greensburg (La.) High School. He played linebacker, center and guard for the Razorbacks before moving to fullback in the spring before his senior season. He lettered at Arkansas from 1960-62.
Brabham signed with Houston after the Oilers made him the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 1963 AFL Draft. The St. Louis Cardinals picked him in the third round (30th overall) in the NFL Draft.