BREAKING: Former Clemson RB C.J. Fuller Dead At Age 22

Former Clemson running back C.J. Fuller has died at the age of 22.

Clemson did not give a cause of death. The Pickens County coroner in South Carolina told The State newspaper the results of an autopsy will take six to eight weeks.

Tigers coach Dabo Sweeney released this statement:

“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s family, I’ve known C.J. a long time and watched him grow up through the Easley rec leagues [in South Carolina] all the way through Easley High School. I’m proud of what he accomplished as a Clemson Tiger, most of all his accomplishment of being a Clemson graduate. Our deepest condolences and the thoughts of our program are with his family this evening. May he rest in peace.”

Fuller played in 43 games for Clemson from 2015-17. He tallied up 599 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries. He was a member of Clemson’s 2016 National Championship team, scoring on a 30-yard touchdown reception in the national semifinals.