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Tennessee High School football player Taurus Turrentine Jr. tragically died in a car crash

Taurus Turrentine Jr. was a 6 foot, 280 pound standout football player for Pearl Cohn High School in Tennessee. The defensive lineman tragically died in a car crash, according to Metro Police.

The 18-year-old standout pass rusher was a passenger when the driver swerved off the road and hit a tree. According to the report, the female driving the car, swerved when she stated she seen another car heading into her lane.

The head football coach Tony Brunetti released this statement:

“Taurus Turrentine was a 6 Foot, 285 pound teddy bear who was simultaneously one of the strongest kids on the Pearl-Cohn Firebirds football team. Taurus was as an all-district defensive tackle, who played four years at Pearl-Cohn and started the last three years. Taurus chose Pearl-Cohn because he knew he could go to college with the support of the coaches and teachers, and this year he received a full ride to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. His teachers, coaches, and classmates described him as generous and kind who brought the light to the classroom. Our hearts are with his family as we join them in mourning the loss of this wonderful and talented young man.”

Please keep the Turrentine family in your prayers during this tough time. Also the young female in your prayers. We at NFL Draft Diamonds wanted to showcase Taurus’ film. He was a stout young man with a great motor. Rest in Peace brother.

Turrentine signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Lindsey Wilson College.

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