J.T, Rembert, a Marshall University linebacker from 2001 through 2004, has died while vacationing with family in South Carolina. He was 29.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said preliminary autopsy results show Rembert died around 9 p.m. Monday of a pulmonary embolism.
Hendrick said Rembert was pronounced dead at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Rembert's best season was in 2002, when he played in 13 games and collected 33 solo tackles and assisted on 39 others. He had 4 1/2 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and a 34-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
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