Remembering USC legend, Heisman Trophy winner, Charles White

We here at Fighting Irish Wire join in mourning the loss of an all-time college football legend, Charles White.

 Our colleagues at Trojans Wire have done a phenomenal job remembering the 1979 Heisman Trophy ,

winner since his passing on Wednesday.

I was too young to ever see Charles White play but his stats speak for themselves.  

At a program known as “Tailback U”, White was perhaps the finest.

 His 6,245 career rushing yards remain a program record to this day and his 2,050 yards,

White took over as the Heisman front runner that season after an incredible showing at Notre Dame Stadium in October.  

He ran for a career-best 261 yards and four touchdowns as the Trojans routed the Irish 42-23 that afternoon.

White was just 64 years old after battling cancer and dementia.  

Here is how some of the college football world remembered the legendary running back.