Written by Dave Dulberg, USC blog contributor
In Dec. 2010, former USC running back Sam 'Bam' Cunningham (1970-1972) was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, becoming the 37th Trojan in school history to achieve the honor.
Cunningham, who is famously remembered for helping to integrate Southern schools after his 135-yard, two-touchdown performance at Alabama in Sept.1970, will finally be enshrined at a July 16th ceremony held in South Bend, IN.
In addition to the impact he had in helping to tear down the color barrier in college football, Cunningham's career as a Trojan was not too shabby either. A captain of the 1972 National Championship team and the Rose Bowl Game MVP in 1973, Cunningham rushed for 1,579 yards, caught 34 passes for 293 yards and 25 total touchdowns in his USC career.
The native of Santa Barbara, CA played 10 years (1973-1982) in the NFL with the New England Patriots, earning one selection to the Pro Bowl in 1978.
If you would like to support Cunningham on his well-deserved day in South Bend, tickets are still available for his enshrinement ceremony.
(Photo by LA Times)