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Friday, October 13, 2006

Charley Ane inducted into USC Hall of Fame


Charley Ane was one of USC's first outstanding football players from Hawaii. Out of Honolulu's Punahou High via Compton College (where he was a JC All-American tackle), he lettered at Troy in 1951 and 1952. He was a 2-way tackle, but also saw some time as a blocking back. A versatile athlete, he also pitched for the 1951 USC baseball team. After helping the Trojans to a 10-1 record in the 1952 football season, including a win over Wisconsin in the 1953 Rose Bowl, he was drafted in the second round by the Detroit Lions. During his NFL career (1953-59), he was an All-Pro center/tackle and a member of the Lions' 1957 NFL champs. After his playing days, he went back to Hawaii to coach high school football. His son, Kale, also played in the NFL, making them the first Hawaiian father-son duo to do so.

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