Fans are still suffering the loss this weekend of Former Miami Hurricanes star running back Tyrone Moss, who died Thursday night (July 26) as confirmed by the school’s athletic department.
The cause of death is still unclear, but the former high school coach of the star told the Sun-Sentinel that Moss had been dealing with an unspecified issue.
“He was always jovial, just a happy kid,” said his former Blanche Ely High School coach, Steve Davis. “I can never remember a time when Tyrone was mad, even when we coached him hard. And we coached him hard because we knew how talented he was. He was always still smiling and laughing.”
Moss ranks as the fourteenth leading rusher in Hurricanes’ history and tied for ninth all-time with Frank Gore in single-game rushing for the school (195 yards against UNC). This is extremely impressive as the list consists of names like Duke Johnson (the school’s all-time leading rusher with 3,519 yards), Ottis Anderson, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee.
Moss was a top recruit out of Florida who remained in his home state to play for the Hurricanes between 2003 to 2006. During this time, the Pompano Beach native rushed for 1,942 yards and 26 TDs in his career. In 2005, his best season with the ‘Canes, he amassed 701 yards and 12 TDs and was named to the first-team All-ACC team despite a season cut short due to injury.
An ACL tear in his left knee during the 2005 season cut his career short, as he went undrafted and never played in the NFL after needing a second surgery.
We’re sending our condolences to the family of Tyrone Moss. See below for a quick throwback clip of the departed athlete doing the thing he loved most: