Michael Alo Dies

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.

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  • gotroy22

    RIP Michael.

  • tim chaney

    bad dude right there. powerful and fast, he and Danny Andrews gave hell to many city opponents. we at Crenshaw gave him tons of respect. tried to be a kicker after a freak injury hurt his neck, but those of us who saw him will remember his bruising running style. rest well…

  • jim

    Sad News. I remember him well. I went to Banning High School.

  • Drain the IE Swamp

    Sad news

    • Nice to see a respectful piece from you Drains. But we know you cannot keep it up.

  • Arturo

    Banning and Carson used to be like St. John Bosco and Narbonne are today. I only read about those powerhouse teams. I don’t remember where I saw or read this, but there was an interesting observation made about the how tons of inner city talent fled the inner city and surrounding area after the L.A. City/Rodney King riots. Teams like Banning, Carson, and Crenshaw were never the same after the riots.

  • piojoherrera

    Banning Pilot and Trojan here. I saw Alo play at,Banning. I was killing time before class one day at Usc and bumped into Michael. He was on crutches. Broke his leg or ankle at practice. I knew him from Banning but he didn’t know me. I went up and said hi and introduced myself. He treated me with friendliness and smiled the whole time. That was, maybe 1982 or 1983 but I never forgot that. Safe travels and rest in peace.