USC Football Player Chris Brown Passes Away at 24

Laura Beatham
Apr 20, 2021
05:50 P.M.
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A football player from the University of Southern California passed away, as confirmed by his coach and his team's Twitter page. 

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An outstanding lineman from the University of Southern California, Chris Brown, passed away at 24 this week. The USC Trojan's coach Clay Helton confirmed his death on Twitter. 

Brown was an offensive lineman for the Trojans from 2014 to 2018. He passed away on April 18, 2021, the cause of death has not been made available yet. 

Chris Brown pictured at a college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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Helton shared the news and wrote that he was heartbroken to hear of Brown's passing. He expressed that his thoughts were with Brown's family.

In his announcement, Helton described Brown as someone important to many people. He acknowledged Brown as a great player, friend, and teammate as his tweet read:

"Chris meant so much to so many. Great person, player, teammate, and Trojan. God bless my friend. You are forever in our hearts."

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The USC Trojans' official Twitter page shared a video of the late lineman playing an impressive tune on a guitar and wrote that he was so talented and had passed too soon. 

Brown was born April 26, 1996, and started his football career at L.A's Loyola High. He enrolled at USC in 2015 and played in two seasons for the Trojans. After his junior year, he was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention. 

NFL Hall Famer Floyd Little passed away on New Year's Day at age 78, after battling cancer.

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The varsity athlete was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers after he went undrafted. Later, he played for the DC Defenders in the XFL. His death comes after the recent passing of another young football player.

Max Tuerk died last year. He was a former Santa Margarita and USC lineman. He passed away from an enlarged heart at the age of 26. The sporting world has lost important players in 2021 thus far. 

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NFL Hall Famer Floyd Little passed away on New Year's Day at age 78 after battling cancer. He was a big star of the Denver Broncos and one of the first. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Ted Thompson, an NFL manager, passed away on January 20, at age 69, after being diagnosed with an autonomic disorder. As a front-office guru, he won two Super Bowls with the Packers. 

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Marty Schottenheimer was described as one of the best coaches in the NFL's history. He won 200 games while coaching various teams including, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. He passed away in February at 77. 

Terez Paylor died on February 9 at age 37. He was a national writer for the NFL. He covered the Chiefs for the Kansas City Star and then went on to work for Yahoo and cover the whole league. 

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