LANGSTON — Mike Garrett, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1965 as a running back for the USC Trojans, is expected to be named athletic director at Langston University, a source told The Oklahoman on Monday. An official announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at C.F. Gayles Fieldhouse on the Langston campus.
Langston sports information director Michael Stewart said school officials had no comment on who has been chosen to fill a position vacated when Patric Simon took the A.D. job at Alcorn State.
Garrett, who turned age 68 in April, recently spent 17 years as USC athletic director. He was replaced in 2010 by former USC quarterback Pat Haden after major NCAA violations involving football player Reggie Bush and basketball player O.J. Mayo. Otherwise, Garrett is a USC legend, setting several NCAA rushing records.
He started for the Kansas City Chiefs and played in Super Bowls I and IV. The two-time All-American was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
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