GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) - A Gamecock football legend from the Upstate has died at the age of 97.
According to The State, Lou Sossamon was the first Associated Press football All-American in University of South Carolina history.
The Gaffney native played center and linebacker from 1940 and 1942 and was named to the AP All-America team in 1942.
Sossamon went on to serve in the Navy during World War II and later played in the NFL.
Visitation will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Still Hopes Mansion Retirement Community and a memorial service will be at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney on Thursday at 2 p.m.