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Jon Arnett, USC and Rams Running Back Great, Dies


January 21, 2021

Hall of Fame halfback Jon Arnett, one of USC's greatest running backs who then starred with the Los Angeles Rams, died on Saturday (Jan. 16) of heart failure in Lake Oswego, Ore. He was 85.

Known as "Jaguar Jon" because of his acrobatic agility and elusiveness running the ball that was honed by his time as a youth gymnast, Arnett excelled as both a running back and punt and kickoff returner. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in its 1994 inaugural class and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

A 3-year (1954-56) letterman at USC, he earned All-American and Al...

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