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Defensive lineman headed for championship killed in crash

5 months 2 days 21 hours ago Monday, November 20 2017 Nov 20, 2017 November 20, 2017 3:05 PM November 20, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Jackson Clarion Ledger
SCOOBA, Miss. - A Mississippi football player scheduled to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association national football championship next month was killed in a car crash.
  
News outlets report that Tyone Clemons was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle crash in Jones County. Clemons was a defensive lineman at East Mississippi Community College and a former West Jones High School all-star.
  
Maj. Jamie Tedford with the Jones County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding to the scene around 11:30 a.m. found Clemons and driver Timothy George Brown alert and talking, but Clemons later died.
  
EMCC President Thomas Huebner called Clemons a "special young man with a great future."
  
He'd signed with EMCC in February 2016. During the No. 1-ranked team's 10-1 season this year, Clemons had 16 tackles, five assists and three sacks.

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