Former Heisman Winner Charles White Dies At 64

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At a glance

  • Charles White, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1979 as a running back with the University of Southern California, died Jan. 11, according to an announcement from the school. He was 64.
  • Still the Trojans’ career rushing leader with 6,245 yards, White — who also spent nine years in the NFL — passed away after a battle with cancer. He died in Newport Beach, California.
  • “He was the toughest player I’ve ever coached,” said White’s former USC and Los Angeles Rams head coach, John Robinson. “He was really unusual in that regard. He was a great player and just loved playing the game.”

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