Former Miami running back Tyrone Moss has died, the school announced Friday morning. He was 33 years old.
The cause of Moss’ death has not been divulged publicly, but Steve Davis, his high school coach, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that Moss was dealing with an unspecified illness.
“It’s a total shock,” said Davis, who coached Moss at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Florida. “He was, by far, the best player I’ve ever coached at the high school level. You had defenses and everybody that we played, all 11 guys knew he was going to get the ball. He’d still have 250 yards. You just couldn’t figure it out.
“My greatest moment was watching him in that state championship. He had over 200 yards. He was just incredible. He was a great football player, but he was a greater human.”
One of our brothers was taken too soon.
Our thoughts are with Tyrone Moss' family and friends during this difficult time.
RIP, Tyrone. pic.twitter.com/aubCjTQAG6
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) July 27, 2018
Tyrone Moss was an All-ACC performer for the Canes
After his standout high school career, Moss made an immediate impact for the Hurricanes. As a true freshman, Moss rushed for 511 yards and five touchdowns.
His best year statistically was his junior campaign, when he led the team with 701 yards and 12 touchdowns in just eight games. He earned all-ACC honors that season despite missing the final four games with a torn ACL.
Moss returned for the start of his senior campaign, but was still hobbled by the knee injury and finished the year with 285 yards and three touchdowns on only 66 carries.
Overall for his career, Moss totaled 1,942 yards and 26 touchdowns. Those totals rank 14th and fifth in Miami history, respectively.
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