Sunday, July 29, 2007

Countdown to Kickoff: 33 Days

As we continue on our daily countdown towards the 2007 season, we are now 33 days away from getting big things poppin' and welcoming the University of Idaho to the Coliseum. Trojan legend Marcus Allen immortalized #33 by winning the 1981 Heisman trophy...

Marcus Allen was USC's last great running back of the 2oth century, beginning with Mike Garrett in 1965 , that led to USC being dubbed "Tailback U." As a fullback ('78-'79), he helped the Trojans win a championship in 1978 and opened up running lanes for 1979 Heisman trophy winner Charles White. He also had a great game against LSU in 1979, where the Trojans when marched into SEC country to once again demonstrate how USC does business. He then moved to tailback for the '80 and '81 seasons and went on to become one of the greatest ball carriers in the history of college football. The first picture above is his Heisman portrait from the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN. Allen's success translated to the NFL, where he won Super Bowl XVIII and was named the game's MVP. The second picture above is from Sports Illustrated on Campus, who recently named Allen the best Trojan athlete of all time.

Fight On!

1 comment:

Joey said...

Its pretty cool seeing Allen roam the sidelines during home games. They guy definitely has school spirit and is probably the greatest running back in USC history.

Although OJ might have something to say about that.