Ravens assistant Clarence Brooks dies after esophageal cancer battle

The Baltimore Ravens got some sad news Saturday morning when it was reported that assistant coach Clarence Brooks had passed away after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer.

The Ravens broke the news of Brooks’s passing Saturday morning after a battle of almost a year.

The 65-year-old was diagnosed just days before a Week 4 win over rival Pittsburgh Steelers last season.

Assistant coach Clarence Brooks has passed away: https://t.co/OUfM8xguCB

RIP, Coach Brooks. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/kVXUO9HYh2

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 17, 2016

One of the finest coaches I have ever met, he changed the lives and influenced players and coaches for the better,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “He was a great man, loving husband and devoted father. He was as tough and determined in adversity as you’ll ever see and as loyal a friend as there is.”

Brooks has been with the Ravens as the defensive line coach in 2005. He coached some of the best players in the team’s history, including Haloti Ngata, and helped them win a Super Bowl in 2013.

Campus Sports sends their condolences to the Ravens and the Brooks family.

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