Charles White, the legendary running back who won the 1979 Heisman Trophy, died on Wednesday, the University of Southern California said. He was 64.
White, a running back who holds the Trojans’ record for most rushing yards in a career with 6,245 yards, died from cancer in Newport Beach, California, according to USC. He played nine years in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams.
“He had been the toughest player I’ve ever coached,” said John Robinson, who coached White at USC and for the Los Angeles Rams. “He was really unusual in that way. He was a great player who just loved playing the game. These are the things I remember the most. He was a really tough guy, and he was a very talented athlete. But the toughness… whoa!”
“Charles White was one of the all-time great Trojans,” said USC athletic director Mike Bohn. “A Rose Bowl legend, a two-time unanimous All-American, and an NCAA record-setter, he made USC proud while donning the Cardinal and Gold.”
Charles White’s family that he leaves behind includes his ex-wife Judianne White-Basch, their kids, and his grandchild. Read on to know everything about his personal life as well as his net worth.
Know About Charles White’s Wife And Children
White started dating Judi McGovern, who was also a student at USC. They dated for the rest of their time at USC, then got married and had a daughter.
In the end, White and McGovern got a divorce. In 2008, White sold his 1979 Heisman trophy to pay off tax debts. White had three daughters and two sons, for a total of five kids. Tara White, Ashton White, Nicole White, Julian White, and Sophia White are their names.
Also read: Who Is David Draiman’s Wife? Meet Lena Yada
What Was Charles White’s Net Worth At The Time Of His Death?
According to some reports, Charles White had an estimated net worth of $1 million-$million, although that hasn’t been officially confirmed.
Charles Raymond White was an American professional football player who played running back for the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons in the 1980s. White played college football at the University of Southern California, where he won the Heisman Trophy and was named an All-American. He was the 27th player picked in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft. He played for the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams.
White’s NFL career ended with 3,075 yards rushing, 23 rushing touchdowns, 114 receptions for 860 yards, and one receiving touchdown. Following his retirement from the NFL, he coached USC’s running backs from 1993 to 1997 while working under Robinson, who had returned to the Trojans. He also worked in the Trojans’ athletic department as an administrator.