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Former South Carolina Football Star DJ Park Dead At 29

DJ Park, a former offensive lineman with the South Carolina Gamecocks football program and a brief stint with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, has passed away, USC assistant coach Sean Elliott announced. did. He was 29 years old.

When Chan-ho Park was a member of the Gamecocks, Elliott was the team's offensive line coach. Elliott recently returned to South Carolina to become the passing game coordinator.

“Sad to hear of the passing of former Gamecock OL DJ Park. DJ was a wonderful person with a big heart. I will miss my friend,” Elliott wrote to X.

Park, a standout football star at Dillon High School in South Carolina, was ranked in the top 20 among offensive linemen when he joined the Gamecocks. 247 Sports.

from 2013-17Park suited up for South Carolina, playing every game in the '16 and '17 campaigns before pursuing a career in pro football.

He eventually joined the Canadian Football League in 2018 and briefly signed with the Argonauts.

talk to situationPark's former high school coach, Kevin Lawler, said Park had been having health issues recently. (Related: NFL Legend Andy Russell dies at 82)

Breanna Park, DJ Park's sister, praised her brother on Facebook, according to The State Paper.

“To know DJ/Joseph Park is to love him,” Breanna wrote. “I could write a novel, but for now I'll just leave it at that. I'll miss you forever, but at least you can rest easy now.”

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