Jermane Clark
Jermane Clark (University of Colorado)
Former Colorado football player Jermane Clark was shot and killed in Greensboro, N.C., late Tuesday night, the Associated Press and WXII12.com reported.

Greensboro police said in a statement they are investigating Clark's death as a homicide after he was found shortly after 11 p.m. a short distance from the North Carolina A&T campus, where he was a junior and a linebacker for that school's football team. 

Police were still trying to identify suspects and determine a motive.

"It looks as though he was approached by one or more people, an argument ensued and he was shot as a result," Greensboro police Capt. Mike Richey told the Greensboro News & Record.

Clark, 22, was recruited to CU in 2011 and spent one season on the roster as a defensive back under coach Jon Embree. He did not play durng his only season in Boulder.

“This is a tragedy for our university and our football team,” A&T head football
coach Rod Broadway said in a statement.

“The Aggie family grieves the loss of our student, Jermane Clark. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his family,” North Carolina A&T  Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said in a statement.

Clark decided to transfer early in August 2012 due to a combination of family issues and his involvement in an incident in which eight CU football players riding in two cars were stopped by 10 Boulder police officers when witnesses thought the Airsoft pellet gun they were pointing at each other was a real gun. No arrests were made or tickets issued in the incident.

He was a psychology major at N.C. A&T and played in six games for the football team last season. Clark was teammates with another former Buff, defensive back Ayodeji Olatoye, last season at A&T.

"He was a great kid who worked hard on and off the field and was well liked by his teammates," Embree said in a text message to the Camera. Embree is now an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.

"Heart goes out to his family and his friends."

Clark was born July 13, 1991, in Lynchburg, Va. He attended R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., as a junior and spent his senior season at Oak Ridge Military Academy.

Clark was a highly recruited prospect out of Oak Ridge Military Academy, where he led the football team to a 10-0 record in 2010 by playing running back, safety and outside linebacker. He spent two seasons at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, and by his junior season, recorded 110 tackles and was named first-team All-Central Piedmont 4A as a defensive lineman.

He originally signed with CUbefore transferring to N.C. A&T in 2012.

“I can't express how deeply saddened we are by this loss,” said N.C. A&T Director of Athletics Earl Hilton. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and teammates. As a department, we will do all we can to comfort and support them.”

The university's Office of Counseling Services is open for students impacted by the loss. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.