Thursday, November 6, 2008

White's Heisman going to the highest bidder

The Sports Museum of America will be auctioning several items in early December, including the Heisman Trophy won by Southern Cal's Charles White. White won the award in 1979, denying Oklahoma's Billy Simms the opportunity to be the second two-time winner. Averaging 186 yards per game, he easily won each region of the Heisman voting.

Although White never faired well in the NFL, he did enjoy one good season with the Rams, under his former coach at USC, John Robinson. In '87, his 1,387 yards led the league in rushing, earning him a pro bowl roster spot and "comeback player of the year award". He was inducted into the college football Hall of Fame in 1996.

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