Multiple outlets have confirmed the death of former Clemson running back C.J Fuller who died at the young age of Twenty-twenty (22).
Releasing a public statement, Gill Payne, athletic director of Easley High school in South Carolina where Fuller had attended confirmed the incident:
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s family,” Swinney said. “I’ve know 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.”
Details of his death is still wrapped in controversy as the young athlete was said to have been transported from a family member’s home to a South Carolina (Greenville Memorial Hospital) hospital where he died.
Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley has hinted details and investigation into Fuller’s death will span two months and declined to give further details of the incident.
Fuller played at Clemson from 2015 to 2017, including the Tigers’ 2016 national championship team. Details of his death have not been reported.
He announced his plans to transfer in February. In March, he was arrested along with fellow former Clemson player Jadar Johnson and former Duke player Quaven Ferguson on armed robbery charges in downtown Clemson.
Fuller tallied 599 rushing yards and 155 receiving yards while totaling six touchdowns during his three-year Clemson career.