April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jimmy Gunn, a defensive end who was part of Southern California's ''The Wild Bunch'' defensive line in 1969 and later played seven years in the NFL, has died. He was 66.

He died last Saturday of heart failure in Los Angeles, the school said Thursday.

Gunn joined with end Charles Weaver, tackles Al Cowlings and Tody Smith and middle guards Willard ''Bubba'' Scott and Tony Terry to comprise ''The Wild Bunch.'' They were named after the 1969 Western directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Known for their reckless abandon and hard-nosed play, ''The Wild Bunch'' helped USC go 10-0-1 in 1969, including a Rose Bowl win over Michigan.

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