For our readers who might not remember anything before the 1990s, OJ Simpson wasn’t always a punchline. He was once a famous football player. OJ attended the University of Southern California. He had a remarkable career as a college student.
For two years at the University of Southern California, OJ Simpson led the nation in rushing. During his junior year of college in 1967, Simpson was a runner up for the Heisman Trophy. The next year, he won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award.
Of course, after that, OJ Simpson went on to play in the NFL. He played for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. Click next to read more.
OJ Simpson was widely respected as a football player. He used that fame and public goodwill to move into an acting career. He was in commercials for Hertz, a rental car company, as well as other companies.