USC is honoring the 1967 team at Friday’s Salute to Troy so here is a picture from arguably the most-famous game in school history. It features quite a few notable players: UCLA QB Gary Beban (16), who won the Heisman Trophy; USC defensive ends Jimmy Gunn (56) and Tim Rossovich (88) were All-Americans. Gunn was also part of the Wild Bunch defensive line. Defensive tackle Bubba Scott (71) was another member of the Wild Bunch. Defensive tackle Gary Magner (75) was a fourth-round pick by the New York Jets.
Someone always tries to say Gunn wore No. 83. But in 1967 he wore No. 56. I included the rosters after the jump so you can see Gunn is 56.
By the way, among the players expected at Salute to Troy: Mike Hull; Harry Khasigian; Steve Lehmer; Bob Jensen; Mike Scarpace and Jim Snow. Khasigian and Lehmer were Academic All-Americans, Khasigian was a 2-time All-Conference selection and Hull played in the NFL.