Welsh led '52 Trojans to Rose Bowl win

Updated: February 18, 2005, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Lou Welsh, captain of the 1952 Southern California team that beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, has died. He was 73.

The school said Welsh died Monday in Reno, Nev. No cause of death was given.

Welsh was a three-year letterman center and linebacker for the Trojans and earned All-Conference honors as a senior in 1952. Southern Cal won its first nine games that season and finished 10-1 after a 7-0 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.

Welsh is survived by his wife, Mary, his brother, seven children and 24 grandchildren.

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