Autopsy results released for fmr. Clemson running back C.J. Fuller

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CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: C.J. Fuller #27 of the Clemson Tigers runs the football against the Miami Hurricanes during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – The Pickens County Coroner’s Office released the cause of death for former Clemson University running back Charles “C.J.” B. Fuller, Jr. on Tuesday.

We reported earlier that Fuller died on Oct. 3 at Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was taken from a family member’s home.

Friends of Fuller said at that time that he had knee surgery several weeks prior and was receiving physical therapy.

According to Coroner Kandy Kelley, Fuller’s injury was repaired on Sept. 19. 

Fuller said he was pronounced dead on Oct. 3 around 6:40 p.m.

Kelley said Fuller died from pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis.

Fuller was a running back at Clemson and was a standout player at Easley High School, where he rushed over 3,300 yards and had 27 touchdowns.

Fuller lettered as a running back at Clemson from 2015 to 2017. He scored the first touchdown of the 2017 season in the win over Kent State.

He was also on Clemson’s National Championship Team in  2016, and caught a touchdown pass in their semi-final win against Ohio State University.

Fuller appeared in 43 games for Clemson and “recorded 147 career carries for 599 yards with four rushing touchdowns in addition to catching 18 passes for 155 yards with two receiving touchdowns,” according to the Tigers.

In late 2017, Fuller announced he would transfer to another school. 

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