Ex-USC Football Player Art Riley Dies

Sept. 26, 2003

Los Angeles - Art Riley, a two-year Trojan letterman and member of the 1974 USC national championship team, died in Honolulu on Monday (Sept. 22) of a heart attack. He was 49.

Riley started at defensive tackle for John McKay's Trojans in 1973 and in 1974, when he was an All-Pac-10 first team selection. During his career at USC, Troy went 19-3-2, won a national title and went to two Rose Bowls.

Riley prepped at Thornridge High in Phoenix, Ill.--where he also played basketball with former Indiana Star Quinn Buckner--and came to USC in 1973 from Chaffey College after competing for Northwestern in 1972.

He was drafted in the second round of the 1975 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

A resident of Honolulu, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda Riley, and his mother, Bernetta Duckworth.

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