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T. J. Cunningham

T. J. Cunningham

American football player
T. J. Cunningham
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Quick Facts

Intro American football player
Was American football player Football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1972, Aurora, USA
Death 18 February 2019, Aurora, USA (aged 46 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Stats
Weight: 197 lbs
Education
Overland High School
University of Colorado Boulder
Sports Teams
Seattle Seahawks
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Biography

Anthony "T. J." Cunningham Jr. (October 24, 1972 – February 18, 2019) was a safety in the National Football League, playing for the Seattle Seahawks in 1996. Cunningham decided to retire after only one season. He played college football for Colorado.

Early life and education

Cunningham was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Overland High School.

After his star football career in high school, Cunningham attended college at the University of Colorado Boulder, playing football there as well.

Career

Athletic career

Cunningham was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 6th round (209th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. That year, Cunningham played in nine games before injuring his knee against the Oakland Raiders. He was released on August 25, 1997 after being placed on the physically unable to perform list a week prior.

After football

After his playing career, Cunningham returned to his hometown and worked at William C. Hinkley High School, part of Aurora Public Schools, as its assistant principal.

Death

On February 17, 2019, Cunningham was shot at Eaglecrest High School in Arapahoe County by a neighbor following an ongoing dispute over a parking space. He had met with the suspect, Marcus Johnson, at the parking lot to "box it out", when Johnson shot him three times. He died the following day as a result of his injuries. Johnson is being charged with first-degree murder.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://web.archive.org/web/20121019191608/http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=CUNNITJ01
http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=CUNNITJ01
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CunnT.20.htm
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28595028/seahawks_cut_6_put_6_on_injured_lists/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28595077/injured_exseahawk_must_wait/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2019/02/18/former-colorado-football-player-fatally-shot-dispute-over-parking-spot/2911966002/
https://kdvr.com/2019/02/19/man-accused-of-fatally-shooting-t-j-cunningham-makes-first-court-appearance
https://sentinelcolorado.com/news/metro/man-of-accused-of-murdering-hinkley-high-assistant-principal-pleads-not-guilty/
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/24/tj-cunningham-marcus-johnson-hearing
http://www.nfl.com/players/t.j.cunningham/2512317
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