Limahelu Dies

Chris Limahelu, the kicker for USC’s 1974 national championship team died today in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59.
His 47-yard FG in the 1974 Rose Bowl against Ohio State broke a 64-year-old school record. He also made a 34-yard FG with three seconds left to beat Stanford, 27-26, as USC overcame a 26-17 deficit in the final 2:10. He was all-Pac-8 in 1974. He worked as a volunteer for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses the past 15 years.

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  • Who can forget those last minute field goals. The win in the Rose Bowl was huge, but the last second score that beat Stanford left the Cardinal in shock, the players were actually flat on the turf, in disbelief.
    May he rest in peace.

  • uschoopnut

    That was absolutely the most “we can’t win this game,” but we did..game. Both teams were in disbelief, but the Stanford players were falling down all over the field.