first_imgDoug Ireland/Special to The Press-Tribune Delaney was a wide receiver at Haughton. He moved to running back at NSU. Monday, June 29, marked the 37th anniversary of the day former Haughton, Northwestern State and Kansas City Chiefs star Joe Delaney gave his life trying to save three drowning boys in a nearby pond at Monroe’s Chennault Park. On Oct. 29, 2016, the Joe Delaney Memorial Park was officially opened in Haughton. Delaney was an All-America selection at Northwestern State in football and track and field. On hand were many of his teammates and coaches as well as family and friends. Delaney, just 24 at the time, tried to save the boys despite being unable to swim. One of the three children survived. Last Saturday, a monument in his honor was unveiled at the park.  Delaney was a rising star at running back with the Chiefs when he died. He was named the AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1981 after gaining 1,121 yards. During the 1982 strike-shortened season, he had surgery for a detached retina and his production was limited. — Featured photo by Doug Ireland Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img