Former USC Halfback Ken Del Conte Dies

Ken Del Conte, a halfback on the 1962 USC national championship team, has died. He was 78.

Del Conte was a versatile player who was the third-leading receiver on the 1962 team, returned punts and kickoffs and was awarded the game ball after a 14-0 victory over Washington.

He was also known for his blocking on USC teams that featured star tailback Willie Brown.

He played the third-most minutes of any player in the 1962 team. He was a prep All-American at Morningside High School in Inglewood.

After USC, Del Conte had a long career in Hollywood as an actor, director and producer. He had acting parts in Batman, Bonanza, Charlie’s Angels, CHiPS, Cagney and Lacey and Falcon Crest.

USC quarterback Pete Beathard (12) blocks for Ken Del Conte on an 8-yard run vs. Washington in 1962.

7 thoughts on “Former USC Halfback Ken Del Conte Dies

  1. Indeed, a fitting and well-written tribute to a great Trojan Mr. Wolf.
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Del Conte.
    Condolences to his friends and family.

    BTW–an awesome photo tribute, including the QB lead blocking for the running back!

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  2. Solid all around football player. Offense & defense. Team player & well respected team leader on 62 National Champs. Long time friend & teammate. Will miss him til we meet again. Condolences to the family & friends.
    Tom Lupo. 62-64

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