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Dabo Swinney Confirms Clemson RB CJ Fuller Will Transfer

Mike Williams celebrates with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers.

WINSTON SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Mike Williams #7 celebrates with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after scoring a touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the game at BB&T Field on November 19, 2016 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Clemson running back C.J. Fuller is transferring.

Clemson's C.J. Fuller, who began the 2017 season as the team's starting running back, is leaving the program.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed today that Fuller will graduate from the university in May and transfer for his final season of eligibility.

A three-star recruit out of Easley (S.C.) in 2014, Fuller redshirted his first season at CU. He then played sparingly over the next three years, though he was the team's starter to begin 2017.

Fuller lost his starting spot this fall as Travis Etienne and Tavien Fester emerged. He finished the season with 217 yards and three touchdowns on 58 carries.

Fuller's top performance in 2017 was a 51-yard, two-touchdown output in the season opener against Kent State. He also rushed for a touchdown against Virginia Tech.

For his career with the Tigers, Fuller finished with 599 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He joins tight end Shadell Bell as another player who will graduate and transfer.

Fuller will be eligible immediately at his new destination.

Clemson finished its 2017 season with a third-straight ACC title and appearance in the College Football Playoff.

The Tigers will open up their 2018 season against Furman on Sept. 1.