Former USC working again Charles White, who gained a nationwide championship with the Trojans in 1978 and the Heisman Trophy in ’79, died on Wednesday, the college introduced. He was 64.
A Los Angeles native, White helped set up USC as “Tailback U,” turning into the college’s third Heisman Trophy winner. He stays this system’s all-time speeding chief with 6,245 profession yards. Throughout White’s 4 seasons on the faculty, USC went 42-6-1, profitable three Rose Bowls in head coach John Robinson’s first 4 years with this system.
White finally grew to become a first-round draft decide by the Browns in 1980, and returned to Los Angeles with the Rams in ’85. He retired following the ’88 season and was inducted into the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame in ’96.
“Charles White was one of many all-time nice Trojans,” USC athletic director Mike Bohn wrote in a press release. “A Rose Bowl legend, a two-time unanimous All-American and a NCAA document setter, he made USC proud donning the Cardinal and Gold. He’ll at all times be remembered by the Trojan Household for the historical past he made on the soccer subject and the legacy he left at Troy. Battle On Eternally!”
White is survived by ex-wife Judianne White-Basch, their youngsters Nicole White, Julian White, Tara White, Ashton White, Sophia White, and granddaughter Giovanna Hemmen.