If you were a high school football fan in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s, you knew about running back Michael Alo of Banning High School. He was the national player of year in 1980 and a big, strong back who was also the two-time L.A. City Section player of the year.
Alo went to USC but suffered a career-ending neck injury and never played for the Trojans. Alo died Monday. He was 55.