I’m thinking about a fellow Tiger who passed away on Thursday: Charles White (#12 in the picture).
Charles was a prolific athlete at our alma mater, San Fernando High School, where he excelled in both football and track. After graduating in 1976, he attended USC and continued experiencing success. In addition to helping USC win a national football championship in 1978, he won the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1979 and is still the Trojans’ all-time leading rusher with 6,245 yards. He then played 9 seasons in the NFL.
From cancer to addiction to dementia, Charles didn’t lead an easy life, but he was loved by so many. May he rest in peace.