Absolute tragic news!
Former Clemson Tigers running back tragically lost his life, the school and TMZ has confirmed. No other details have been released as to how he lost his life as of now.
“Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley told the Greenville News that Fuller died at Greenville Memorial Hospital after being transported from a family member’s house. She declined to release further information on his death until an autopsy is complete. She said in investigation into his death could take up to eight weeks.”
The 22-year-old, who was a key player on the 2016 National Championship team, played in 43 games for the Tigers and recently announced plans to transfer back in February.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney released a statement later Wednesday:
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s family,” Swinney said. “I’ve known C.J. for a long time and watched him grow up through the Easley rec leagues 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 tallied 599 rushing yards and 155 receiving yards while totaling six touchdowns during his three-year Clemson career.