Danton Barto, former Memphis great, dies from COVID-19

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 23, 2021 2:56 PM CT | Published: August 23, 2021 7:25 AM CT

Former Memphis linebacker Danton Barto, 50, has died from COVID-19.

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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