1978 USC teammate Paul McDonald remembers Charles White

On Wednesday evening, legendary USC Trojans star Charles White passed away.

The Heisman Trophy winner will forever live in Trojans history, and there are plenty of memories when we think about White.

Over the summer, Bill Paschke of The Los Angeles Times did a deep dive into White and his relationship with the program.

Here is one thing mentioned in the column from Paul McDonald, who was White’s teammate on the national championship team of 1978. McDonald got a first-hand look at how White impacted the game:

“Pound for pound, he was one of the toughest guys to ever play in the program,” McDonald told Plaschke. “He wasn’t super fast, but he got stronger as the game went on. He would make things happen. Tough as nails, not silky smooth but so hard to bring down. O.J. [Simpson] and Marcus [Allen] were slashers, while Charles wasn’t afraid just to run through somebody. He got belted in the head numerous times, but he would just go and go and go.”

White had a lasting impact on a lot of people, and there will be plenty of stories shared about Charles White after the unfortunate passing of the legendary running back.

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A Trojan tribute to Charles White: 1958-2023

Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire