Twenty-two year old Clemson University football player C.J. Fuller is dead, from apparent heart attack multiple sources are confirming.
Fuller the former running back from Easley, South Carolina played three seasons with the Tigers, and was part of the team that won the national championship in 2016. Fuller decided to transfer following the 2017 season.
Information of Fuller’s death – which was first reported by WSPA TV-7 (CBS – Greenville/ Spartanburg, S.C.) – are not immediately known. Sources close to Fuller tell us he died after experiencing “full cardiac arrest.”
A bruising 5-foot-10, 215-pound runningback, Fuller carried 147 times for 599 yards and four touchdowns during his Clemson career from 2015-2017. He also caught eighteen passes for 155 yards and two scores.
Prior to his career with the Tigers, Fuller was a two-way star at Easley High School – playing cornerback and running back. Fuller amassed 3,381 career rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns during his high school career, and was recruited to Clemson by former offensive coordinator (and current Arkansas head coach) Chad Morris.
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with C.J.’s family,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. “I’ve known C.J. a long time and watched him grow up through the Easley (recreational) 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.”