Usc Running Back C.R. Roberts Obituary, Death – This week, famous running back C.R. Roberts passed away, and the USC Trojans football team mourned the loss of a man who broke barriers on the field. He has 87 years under his belt. In 1956, Roberts played a pivotal role in USC’s victory over the Texas Longhorns. In a time when Texas was still segregated, he made history by being the first African-American to compete against white players there.
In spite of the fact that the crowd at Texas Memorial Stadium made unrestrained use of racial obscenities, Roberts broke the school record for running yards with 251 on only 12 runs, leading his team to a 44-20 victory. It took the late great Ricky Bell 19 years to break the record, which had previously stood for so long. “Don’t give up the fight, C.R. Roberts. The USC football icon and USC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee is most known for breaking past racist barriers in a segregated Texas in 1956 to run for a record-setting 251 yards and three touchdowns against the Longhorns.
This performance set a new mark for the game. The institution announced in a statement that he passed away on Tuesday at the age of 87. C.R. Roberts concluded his collegiate career having carried the ball 192 times for 1,244 yards while scoring 10 touchdowns. He spent four seasons in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers, and in 1961, he led the club in yards per run average. In addition to his accomplishments in football, Roberts earned a degree in business administration and was subsequently inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame. Our thoughts and prayers are with Roberts’ family and loved ones during this difficult time.