Former Clemson Star And NFL Player Dead At 45

Former Clemson standout Adrian Dingle has died.

The program announced Thursday that Dingle died at the age of 45. He passed away Tuesday. A cause of death isn’t known at this time for the former Tigers superstar.

Dingle was a dominant defensive end for the Tigers in the 1990s. He started 34 games for the Tigers at defensive end and set a sack record at 10.5 in 1998. He was a second-team All-ACC player his senior season. By the time he left Clemson, he had 180 tackles and 23 sacks.

After his college career, Dingle spent several seasons playing for the San Diego Chargers. He retired from the NFL with 14.5 sacks and a total of 95 tackles.

Adrian Dingle dead at 45. The cause of death isn’t known at this time. Dingle was a star at Clemson before playing for the San Diego Chargers in the NFL. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Now, at the age of 45, he’s passed away. It’s a tragically young age. Death is never easy, but it’s a hell of a lot harder when someone with decades in front of them passes away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dingle’s family and friends during this incredibly tough time. Check back for more updates on the situation as we have them.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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