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Mike Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California), a graduate of Los Angeles's Roosevelt High School won the 1965 Heisman Trophy (best player in the nation) playing tailback (aka running back) for the University of Southern California Trojans. A two time All-American, Garrett set numerous NCAA, conference and USC records in his career-amassing a then unheard of 3,221 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. He also caught 36 passes, returned 43 punts, returned 30 kickoffs and threw 6 passes. Two of his passes went for touchdowns. In 1985 he was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Los Angeles redirects here. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... This article is about the year. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


Garrett signaled the dawn of the "Tailback U" era, where USC chugged out a stream of top tailbacks included Heisman winners O.J. Simpson ('68), Charles White ('79), and Marcus Allen ('81); as well as Heisman runner-ups Anthony Davis ('74) and Ricky Bell ('76). Tailback U is a nickname of the University of Southern California, which under legendary college football coach John McKay (60-75) and successor John Robinson (76-82) began turning out an assembly line of top-rated players in the tailback position as well as a number of college football national... O.J. Simpsons mugshot Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, is a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... Charles White (born January 22, 1958 in Los Angeles) went to San Fernando, CA High School. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Anthony Davis (born February 20, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an African-American composer and jazz pianist. ... This article is about the two men who played professional football; Ricky Bell is also the name of a singer. ...


He went on to star in the NFL(1966-1973), playing for the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. He was a two time pro bowler in 1966 and 1967. Garrett played in the first ever NFL Super Bowl with the Chiefs after the 1966 season(Super Bowl 1), and won a championship ring with them in Super Bowl IV. Garrett was the top rusher of Super Bowl IV with 11 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown, and caught 2 passes for 25 yards. In his 8 AFL/NFL seasons, Garrett rushed for 5,481 yards, caught 238 passes for 2,010 yards, returned 14 kickoffs for 323 yards, and returned 39 punts for 235 yards. Overall, Garrett gained a total of 8,049 yards and scored 49 touchdowns(35 rushing, 13 receiving, 1 punt return) NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National Anthem University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Attendance 61,946 TV in the... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National Anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Frank... AFL is a three-letter acronym that stands for: Academic Free License Alberta Football League American Federation of Labor, see also AFL-CIO American Football League Arena Football League Australian Football League Austrian Football League Assessment for Learning (AfL) This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a...


Mike Garrett returned to USC to become Athletic Director. He came under fire when he hired the heavily-criticized Pete Carroll as head football coach in 2001, but redeemed himself when USC returned to status as a dominant football power. Athletic director (more frequently, athletics director) is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic programs. ... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is the head coach of the University of Southern California football team, having held that position since 2001, and has led the team to the AP National Championship in 2003 (LSU won the BCS National Championship) and both the...


Mike Garrett was a brother of Alpha Phi Omega while a student at USC. Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership and social opportunities to college students. ...


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Mike Garrett's stats - [[1]] Mike Garrett's CHOF bio - [[2]]

Preceded by:
John Huarte
Heisman Trophy Winner
1965
Succeeded by:
Steve Spurrier

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Mike Garrett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (164 words)
Mike Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California) won the 1965 Heisman Trophy (best player in the nation) playing tailback (aka Running Back) for the University of Southern California Trojans.
Garrett signaled the dawn of the "Tailback U" era, where USC chugged out a stream of top tailbacks included Heisman winners O.J. Simpson ('68), Charles White ('79), and Marcus Allen ('81); as well as Heisman runner-ups Anthony Davis ('74) and Ricky Bell ('76).
Mike Garrett was a brother of Alpha Phi Omega while a student at USC.
Mike Garrett - encyclopedia article about Mike Garrett. (756 words)
Mike Garrett (born April 12 April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years).
Mike Garrett returned to USC to become Athletic Director Athletic director (more frequently, "athletics director") is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic programs.
Mike Garrett was a brother of Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega (most commonly APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership and social opportunities to college students.
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