A Former All-American Passed Away This Week

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football All-American passed away earlier this week. Former USC star Tim Rossovich passed away on Thursday after battling a lengthy illness, USC announced.Rossovich was 72. The former Trojans star went on to play in the NFL after the Philadelphia Eagles made him a first-round pick in 1968.Rossovich went on to become a star in Hollywood following his NFL career. The former Trojan got his start in movies and TV by doing stunts for the 1978 Burt Reynolds movie, Hooper.USC Athletics posted a message about their former star.#FightOnForever, Tim Rossovich.The All-American DE and NFL Draft first rounder was a key figure on USC’s 1967 national championship team. Always an intense, yet eccentric personality, he went on to be an actor and stuntman for two decades. He died after a long illness at 72. pic.twitter.com/PXv2GgHCpt— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 7, 2018Our thoughts are with the Rossovich family and USC community.last_img