C.J. Fuller, former Clemson Tigers running back, dies at 22


Former Clemson working again C.J. Fuller has died on the age of 22, the college confirmed Wednesday night time.

“Our ideas, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s household,” Tigers coach Dabo Swinney stated. “I’ve identified C.J. a very long time and watched him develop up by the Easley rec leagues (in South Carolina) during Easley Excessive Faculty. I am pleased with what he completed as a Clemson Tiger, most of all, his accomplishment of being a Clemson graduate. Our deepest condolences and the ideas of our program are together with his household this night. Could he relaxation in peace.”

Clemson didn’t give a explanation for dying. The Pickens County, South Carolina, advised The State newspaper that outcomes of an post-mortem will take six to eight weeks.

Fuller appeared in 43 video games for Clemson throughout the 2015-17 seasons, amassing 599 dashing yards and 4 touchdowns on 147 carries. He was a member of Clemson’s nationwide title crew in 2016, scoring on a 30-yard landing reception within the nationwide semifinals after which returning a kickoff 20 yards to arrange the Tigers’ nine-play, 68-yard game-winning drive in opposition to Alabama within the nationwide championship.

Fuller opened the 2017 season as Clemson’s starter however was handed on the depth chart. He then introduced final February his plans to play elsewhere as a graduate switch.

In March, Fuller was accused of robbing somebody at gunpoint after allegedly forcing his means, together with two others, into an individual’s house in downtown Clemson.

Information of his dying drew reactions from a number of of Fuller’s former teammates.

Amongst them was Shaq Lawson, who now performs for the Buffalo Payments. He wrote on Instagram: “My brother I’m hurting proper now. Anyone wake me up from this nightmare. My brother was supposed to return see me tomorrow. I really like you bruh till we meet once more.”


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