The former Clemson running CJ Fuller has been confirmed has died according to The News & Observer. Fuller was a member of the Clemson's 2016 National Championship team before he parted ways with the program.
Clemson has officially released a statement which included quotes from Coach Dabo Swinney.
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s family,” Head Coach Dabo Swinney said. “I’ve known C.J. 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.”
Many of his teammates, friends, and fans have gone on social media to express their condolences.
Fuller appeared in 43 games in the 2015-17 seasons. He had 147 career carries for 599 yards with four rushing touchdowns to go with 18 receptions for 155 yards and two receiving touchdowns. At this moment, it is unknown how the former Clemson running back died and the autopsy result will not be available for another six to eight weeks.
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