Damon Bame passed away this past Friday ErikMcKinney Administrator Staff Member Joined: Apr 17, 2018 Messages: 3,758 Likes Received: 9,749 Jun 29, 2020 #1 According to multiple family members, former USC linebacker Damon Bame passed away this past Friday, June 26. Bame was a junior college transfer and became a starting linebacker on the 1962 USC team that went undefeated, shut out three opponents, only allowed 92 points the entire season (just 55 in the regular season) and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Listed at just 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, Bame also played offensive guard for the Trojans. He was an All-American in both 1962 and 1963 and was named the USC Lineman of the Year for both seasons. Bame’s family members announced his passing in an email and social media posts.