Two-time All-American Mike Garrett was the man who began the great legacy of USC’s I-formation tailbacks.
He was the Trojans’ first--and only the West Coast’s second--Heisman winner when he whipped an outstanding field of candidates in 1965.
Mike set 14 NCAA, conference and USC records in his three-year career, including an NCAA career rushing record of 3,221 yards in the days when 1,000-yard-a-season rushers were almost non-existent. He later starred 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)
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.
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