CJ Sirmones, a former Mississippi State tight end best known for his game-tying touchdown catch in the 1999 Egg Bowl, was killed on Tuesday night according to the Lawrence County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. Starkville Daily News writer Joel Coleman first broke the news this afternoon.
BREAKING: Former MSU tight end CJ Sirmones was killed last night according to Lawrence County (TN) Sheriff’s Office. Ruled a homicide.
— Joel Coleman (@JoelTColeman) July 27, 2016
We will have more on this story as the investigation continues. Our thoughts are prayers are with Mr. Sirmones’… https://t.co/M5FT9d0300
— Law. Co. TN Sheriff (@lawcotnsheriff) July 27, 2016
Sirmones’ famous Egg Bowl touchdown, which featured an incredible call by Mike Tirico, sparked a 23-20 comeback victory for the Bulldogs against archrival Ole Miss.
According to 247Sports, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release a statement about Sirmones’ death later this afternoon. Sirmones is the second former Bulldog pass-catcher to be killed this month. Former wide receiver Chris Jones was shot and killed on July 15.