Former USC Wide Receiver Lonnie White Passes Away At Age 49

Lonnie White was a former USC wide receiver, a long-time sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and also taught journalism classes at the university. And he was just a great guy to know. He died Saturday at the age of 49. Here are some details on the diseases he battled in recent years.

White held the single-season USC record for kickoff return yards from 1986-2010. He also wrote the book, “UCLA vs. USC: 75 Years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.” And he wrote an article in 2011 on how he accepted cash as a player and how it bothered him 25 years later.

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  • -T-D-O-G-

    Hmmm… Not a single article from an actual, reliable news source about this anywhere… Interesting.

    • jetman624

      Ha! Did you forget who’s blog you are on? Pertinent details will need to be obtained elsewhere…

  • john wolcott

    Boy, this is fodder for some kind of program to officially pay these kids a living wage, or whatever you want to call it.

    Of course, it begs the question of if you are paying the revenue driven guys (football and basketball) what about the others?

    • Arturo

      After watching a 30 for 30 about SMU and the SW conference pay for play scandal, it just seems like this was a different era and that EVERYBODY was doing…still don’t make it right.

  • ProbationU

    I heard Lonnie speak to the Rotary Club years ago when the book came out. He seemed like a great guy and a sincere guy. My condolences to his family. Very sad to lose someone so young and with so much left to offer.

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      I didn’t think Rotary let the waiters clear dishes during the speaker’s presentation.