Ex-Clemson tailback Tyshon Dye dies after drowning at lake

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Clemson's Tyshon Dye warms up prior to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday, July 5, 2019 after swimming in a lake during a family outing. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday after

CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday after swimming in a lake during a family outing.

Dye was 25 years old.

Elbert County Corner Chuck Almond told several media outlets Dye was at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia when he tired in the water and could not make it to shore. The coroner's office ruled Dye's death accidental.

Dye played at Elbert County Comprehensive High School before coming to Clemson. He was a reserve on the Tigers' 2016 national championship team then transferred to East Carolina for his final college season.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said everyone with the Tigers was heartbroken over Dye's death. Swinney called his former player one of the "sweetest souls" he'd ever known and was praying for Dye's family.

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