(1st Photo by Dirk Shadd / St Petersburgh Times)
He was the first of only two USC Trojans to EVER become a three-time All-American.
As a renowned recruit, he showed up to USC’s first freshman meeting, stood up and said, “I’m Batman from Gotham City.”
The name stuck.
“Batman” went 31-3-2 in his career at USC, including national championships in 1972 and 1974.
Richard Wood Elected Into College Football Hall of Fame [USCtrojans.com]