Sad news to wake up to on a Friday morning, as former Miami Hurricanes and South Florida high school legend Tyrone Moss has died of heart failure at 33 years of age.
Moss, who still holds several Broward County high school rushing records, played for the Canes from 2003-06.
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) July 27, 2018
Moss rushed for over 7,000 yards at Pompano Beach Ely High School and led them to the 2002 state championship.
Playing for Larry Coker’s Hurricanes, Moss ran for 511 yards as a true freshman in Miami’s final year of Big East play in 2003.
Moving to the ACC, Moss’ best season was his junior year, 2005, where he ran for 701 yards and 12 touchdowns in Miami’s first eight games. This included back to back 100 yard rushing games to open the season against Florida State and Clemson. He later ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns in a win over North Carolina that year.
Moss suffered a knee injury the follow week in Miami’s upset at unbeaten Virginia Tech and did not play the remainder of the 2005 season.
Moss ran for just 285 yards and three TD’s in eight games his final season, 2006 and went undrafted by the NFL in 2007.
Our colleague, Chris Fischer of NBC6 in Miami had more on Moss’ death:
Sad News late tonight, learning from coach Roderick Branch former @CanesFootball star and Broward County all-time career leading rusher Tyrone Moss has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 33. Moss led Blanche Ely to the 2002 @FHSAA state championship. @NBC6Sports @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/Vd1Wgc3vKb
— Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) July 27, 2018
The University reacted to the news of Moss’ passing later on Friday morning:
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
And several of his teammates began to react Friday to the news of Moss’ sudden passing:
I just want to see you smile and laugh again. Rest In Peace, Tyrone. ???❤️
— Sinorice Moss (@sinoricemoss) July 27, 2018
And one of the largest Canes, ever, also sent condolences:
— Bryant Mckinnie (@BryantMckinnie) July 27, 2018
His high school coach at Pompano Beach Ely, Steve Davis told the Sun-Sentinel,
“It’s a total shock. 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…. He was just incredible. He was a great football player, but he was a greater human.”
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