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      Darius Charles Helton

      Born on October 2, 1954 in Charlotte, NC. Back in Charlotte, crossed the goal line a day later, October 3, in 2006.


      THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2006
      Funeral of Darius Helton Set. Bishop Charles L. Helton's son, Mr. Darius Helton, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 3rd, at approximately 4 o'clock a.m. The funeral service has been set for Saturday, October 7th, 12 noon at the Logan Chapel CME Church, 9505 Parkton Road, Charlotte, NC 28215. Bishop and Mrs. Helton can be reached at 4719 Lawrence Orr RoadCharlotte, NC 28212; (704) 567-6092.

      Darius Helton, an all-conference offensive lineman for North Carolina Central University in the mid-1970s, passed away early Tuesday (Oct. 3) morning, just one day after celebrating his 52nd birthday in Charlotte, N.C.

      Helton represented the Eagles on the gridiron in 1972 and 1974-76, and was a part of NCCU's 1972 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship team. He was voted First-Team All-MEAC as a senior in 1976, and was a two-time Pittsburgh Courier First-Team All-American (1975 and 1976). Following his playing days at NCCU, Helton was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 1977 National Football League (NFL) Draft.

      Position: G 
      Height: 6-2    Weight: 260 lbs.

      Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round (95th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft.

      Played in six games in 1977.

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      Senior picture at North Carolina Central University Class of 1976







      From Sãndí Abbo (Clark):

      "Hoss" Helton. 
      Mighty CHHS Tiger Football player. 
      Preacher's kid. Friend. 
      Hoss's father was my pastor. 
      Hoss was my friend. Always a gentleman. 
      Always a tower of fun,strength and encouragement. 
      Much love bro'! 

      Laid to rest in Sunset Memory Gardens in Charlotte.

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