Thursday, June 14, 2007

Countdown to Kickoff: 78 Days

Continuing on our daily countdown towards the 2007 season, we present to you #78 on our list, USC legend Anthony Muñoz...

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The 6'6'', 278 pound offensive tackle was arguably the best player at his position during his playing career, which ended in 1992 after 13 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Muñoz was a two-time All-American ('78, '79) at USC and helped tailback Charles White win the 1979 Heisman Trophy Award. He was such a dominant force for the Trojans that, even despite multiple injuries, he was chosen by the Bengals 3rd overall in the 1980 NFL Draft. The risk paid off as Muñoz went on to be selected to 11 straight Pro Bowls and All-Pro Teams from 1981 through 1991, and led the Bengals to two AFC Championships ('81, '88) as well. In 1998, Muñoz capped off a wonderful career when he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He is also very active off the field having founded a charity, the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, and as a Mexican-American, I am proud to say that he has represented our race very well. Thank you Anthony, if only people in sports paid more attention to those contributing positive things to society than those knuckleheads committing crimes and "making it rain" at strip clubs.

Fight On!

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