Sam Cunningham Elected to College Football Hall of Fame
Former USC full back, Sam Cunningham, is a new member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Cunningham played at USC from 1970 – 1972. He won a national championship and was an All-American in 1972. He scored 4 touchdowns in the 1973 Rose Bowl defeating Ohio State Sucks 42-17 and was Rose Bowl MVP.
Cunningham is most famous for his performance against Alabama that convinced head coach Bear Bryant and others to integrate football in the South. Cunningham ran for 130 yards and scored two touchdowns in 12 carries in a 42-21 victory over the Crimson Tide in Birmingham, Ala.
Cunningham was drafted by the Patriots with the 11th pick in the first round of the 1973 draft and is older brother of former NFL QB Randall Cunningham.
Other notable members of this years HOF class include: