Traditions


    Charles White--1979

    Charles White, USC’s third Heisman Trophy winner, finished his four-year career as the NCAA’s second leading rusher ever with 5,598 regular season yards. Including bowl games, he finished with a Pac-10 record 6,245.

    A two-year unanimous All-American, White set or equaled 22 NCAA, Pac-10, USC and Rose Bowl records. He gained over 100 yards 31 times in his career, including 10 times in 1979.

    In that senior season, Charlie averaged 186.4 yards a game, 6.2 yards a carry, led the nation in rushing, and, for the second straight season, led it in all-purpose running.