Former Mississippi State tight end C.J. Sirmones was killed last night in Lawrence County, Tenn., according to the Starkville Daily’s Joel Coleman.
The death has been ruled a homicide, per Coleman. The former Bulldogs tight end is most known for his game-tying touchdown catch against Ole Miss in the 1999 Egg Bowl. Down 20-13 in the waning moments of the contest, Mississippi State quarterback Wayne Madkin linked up with Sirmones, who found himself wide open on the 15-yard line before diving into the end zone for the game-tying score.
The Bulldogs used a last-second field goal in regulation to take to the contest, 23-20. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is expected to issue a press release later in the day.
We will continue to monitor the story.