Recognition Due

USC linebacker Richard Wood (1972-74) was in New York tonight for the awards dinner that celebrated his induction in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was USC’s first three-time All-American, a fact often forgotten and only recently got into the USC Hall of Fame despite his accomplishments.
“Being back in New York reminds me of when coach Joe Paterno was recruiting me for Penn State when I lived in Elizabeth, N.J.,” Wood said. “I’m just a linebacker who loved the game and played on some very good teams.”