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Fruhmorgen, Dye transferring from Clemson

January 13, 2017 GMT

CLEMSON — Two Clemson players, including a former starter, are planning to transfer to other schools, according to reports.

Right tackle Jake Fruhmorgen and running back Tyshon Dye will not return to the Tigers in 2017, thus taking two pieces away from an offense that figures to be in transition with the loss of several key players from the new national champions.

Fruhmorgen mysteriously stepped away from the team in early November after starting the first eight games of his sophomore season. Fruhmorgen had played 19 games in his two years in Clemson, but his reasons for leaving the squad were never officially disclosed. Fruhmorgen is from Tampa.

True freshman Sean Pollard took over Fruhmorgen’s post for the final seven games, and he is slotted in as the 2017 starter at right tackle.

Dye’s departure is a bit more predictable, as the former four-star prospect dealt with injuries early in his Clemson career and never found steady playing time among the backups to Wayne Gallman. Dye has graduated and will seek immediate playing time elsewhere under the NCAA’s graduate transfer waiver process, according to reports.

The Tigers’ running back mix for 2017 includes C.J. Fuller, Tavien Feaster and Adam Choice.

Dye had 76 carries for 351 yards and five touchdowns from 2014-16.