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USC football: Former fullback Sam Cunningham makes College Football Hall of Fame

May 27, 2010 |  1:16 pm

Former USC fullback Sam Cunningham is among 14 players and coaches who are a part of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.

Cunningham was a 1972 All-American and starred in the 1973 Rose Bowl, scoring four touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over Ohio State. Cunningham also gained 130 yards and scored two touchdowns in 12 carries in a 42-21 victory over Alabama at Birmingham, Ala., a performance that is credited with helping integrate college football in the South.

A ceremony honoring the inductees will be held in December in New York.

The Hall of Fame class includes:

Dennis Byrd–DT, North Carolina State (1964-67)
Ronnie Caveness–C, Arkansas (1962-64)
Ray Childress–DL, Texas A&M (1981-84)
Randy Cross--OG, UCLA (1973-75)
Sam Cunningham--RB, Southern California (1970-72)
Mark Hermann--QB, Purdue (1977-80)
Clarkston Hines–WR, Duke (1986-89)
Desmond Howard–WR, Michigan (1989-91)
Chet Moeller--DB, Navy (1973-75)
Jerry Stovall–HB, LSU (1960-62)
Pat Tillman*–LB, Arizona State (1994-97)
Alfred Williams–LB, Colorado (1987-90)
* Deceased

Barry Alvarez--118-73-4 (.615) – Wisconsin (1990-2005)
Gene Stallings–89-70-1 (.559) – Texas A&M (1965-71), Alabama (1990-96)

-- Gary Klein

Photo: Sam Cunningham in 1970. Credit: AP.