Damon Bame, a two-time All-American and member of the 1962 national champions, died last week, according to multiple reports. He was 77.
Bame was a left guard and linebacker and intercepted a pass in the famous 1963 Rose Bowl, where USC defeated Wisconsin, 42-37.
He was named USC’s outstanding lineman in five of USC’s 10 regular-season games by sports writers and sports casters. He was the Associated Press national lineman of the week in USC’s 39-14 victory over Stanford.
Bame was a member of the 1963 Playboy All-American team with wide receiver Hal Bedsole and a two-time conference first-team selection. He is not in the USC Hall of Fame but deserves to be.