Sam Cunningham Cause of Death – USC football extraordinary Sam ‘Bam’ Cunningham, a vital figure in a game considered a defining moment in school sports, has passed on at age 71 in Inglewood, the college reported Tuesday.
Cunningham was an All-American fullback at USC and College Football Hall of Famer who proceeded to turn into the New England Patriots’ establishment chief in hurrying.
A reason for death was not given in the school’s declaration.
Cunningham was a sophomore in 1970 when USC took in an all-white Alabama group out and about. USC not just turned into the primary completely coordinated group to play in Alabama, yet in addition squashed Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide on its home turf in Birmingham. Cunningham completed the game with 135 yards and two scores in the Trojans’ predominant 42-21 triumph.
The game denoted a defining moment in the combination of Southern school football. Cunningham was glad for his presentation, however communicated blended sentiments concerning how the game was recollected.
In 1973, the swelling fullback procured MVP respects in the Rose Bowl, scoring four scores as USC prevailed upon the public title Ohio State.
Cunningham was drafted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
Previous Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart likewise offered recognition.
In the 1973 NFL Draft, New England chose Cunningham with the No. 11 generally pick. He went through his whole profession with the Patriots, resigning after the 1982 season.
He completed his professional vocation with 1,385 conveys for 5,453 yards and 43 scores.