Lou Sossamon, Gamecocks’ first All-American, scores in alumni game


The South Carolina Gamecocks are hosting their spring game later on today, but before they take the field, they are hosting an alumni game. In the game, 94-year-old Lou Sossamon, the team’s first All-American, was able to score a touchdown in the game.

It was certainly a sight to see as Sossamon took the hand-off and pushed up the middle to get into the endzone. He then proved that football never left his heart as he spiked the football and both benches joined him to celebrate.

During his career with the Gamecocks, Lou Sossamon played both sides of the ball, like many players, playing both center and linebacker. He then moved on to play three seasons with the former New York Yankees of the AAFC from 1946-1948.

This is certainly a cool way to cap off the day for the Gamecocks and to show their appreciation for the former player. Good going, Gamecocks.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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