OJ Simpson died after ‘battle’ with cancer, family says

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OJ Simpson’s prolific athletic career began in proper at the
University of Southern California in 1967.

As a running back for the Trojans, it was there he became a
Heisman Trophy winner – college football’s most prestigious athletic award.

In 1969, he went pro and was drafted into the National
Football League by the Buffalo Bills. Among the hundreds of players that enter
the NFL draft, Simpson was the first overall pick.

He played with the Bills from 1969 to 1977, during which
time he racked up several awards, and on multiple occasions led the NFL in
rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

In 1973, he became the first NFL player to rush for more
than 2,000 yards in a season, earning him the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)

His NFL career ended in 1979 after a one-year stint with the
San Francisco 49ers.

Simpson was later inducted into the College Football Hall of
Fame in 1983 and Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

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