Prior to the varsity baseball game vs. Homestead on 5/2/13 the Knox family was part of the ceremony honoring JaBraun.
As Baron fans we all have fond memories of JaBraun Knox’s baseball and football talents. JaBraun graduated from DeKalb in 2007. He earned NHC All-Conference recognition in both football and baseball. He brought great energy to the teams he competed on. He was a leader and fierce competitor. He loved athletics and loved being a Baron.
After graduating from DeKalb, JaBraun became a member of The US Army serving his country proudly. Sadly, JaBraun lost his life while serving in Afghanistan.
This spring a new flag pole was placed in centerfield where #2, center fielder, JaBraun Knox, showcased his baseball talents while playing for the Barons. A plaque has been mounted to this new pole and will serve as permanent memorial in honor of JaBraun.
The plaque reads –
IN HONOR OF FALLEN SOLDIER
US ARMY – AFGHANISTAN
#2 CENTERFIELDER JABRAUN KNOX
2007 DHS GRADUATE