The Juice is still the pick

Despite off-field problems and a loaded RB history, O.J. is the best USC back

Updated: June 10, 2012, 9:06 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- As former Trojans Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson continues his incarceration in a Nevada jail cell, another Trojans Heisman tailback legend, Marcus Allen, was recently celebrated with national media recognition for his historic 2,342-yard rushing season in 1981.

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David Madison/Getty ImagesMarcus Allen's storied USC career, plus his work off it, have made him a popular choice in the "best USC running back" discussion.
When Simpson committed his array of heinous actions to the point of public disgrace, Allen was elevated into Simpson's former position as the Trojans' favorite gridiron son and spokesperson, a great irony considering Allen once looked up to the fallen one.

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