Former Clemson running back C.J. Fuller dead at 22

Remembering Former Clemson Running Back C.J. Fuller

Former Clemson running back C.J. Fuller has died at the age of 22, according to the university.

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In a statement Wednesday night, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney offered his condolences to Fuller’s family and friends.

"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," Swinney said according to ESPN. "I'm proud of what he accomplished as a Clemson Tiger, most of all his accomplishment of being a Clemson graduate."

There's no word on how Fuller died, but according to reports an autopsy is planned and could take up to eight weeks.

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Fuller played for Clemson from 2015-2017 and rushed for 599 yards and made four touchdowns, according to ESPN. In 2016, he was a member of Clemson's national team at the Fiesta Bowl and scored a 30-yard touchdown against Ohio State, helping the Tigers score a 31-0 victory over the Buckeyes. The following week, he returned a 20-yard kickoff, which set Clemson on the path to a 35-31 victory over Alabama for the national championship.

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