Annual Scholarship Award
The guidelines and requirements for the USC Bob Chandler Scholarship Award truly distinguish its recipients. Underclassmen are evaluated during the season, based on their athletic ability, academic scholarship, and character, both on and off the playing field, including leadership, courage, tenacity, discipline, loyalty and high standards of morals and values. Those underclassmen judged worthy candidates are chosen by the USC’s Athletic Department. The award is presented annually at the Football Awards Banquet. The Foundation, through its “Friends of Bob” campaign, has permanently endowed the scholarship in Bob’s memory. Highlights of Bob’s USC athletic career are on permanent display in USC’s John McKay Athletic Center lobby to honor Bob, who exemplified the highest standards of moral character, commitment to family values and dedication to athletic excellence.
Charlie Landrigan, a fullback from Mission Viejo, CA and a political science major, believes that “In order to be a good fullback at USC, you have to commit yourself to blocking.You have to come out with your chinstrap buckled tight or you'll get blown up.” In high school, Landrigan played fullback, but was also an All-Orange County linebacker. He had 124 tackles and four sacks his senior year. He started USC's last nine games in 1999, catching 11 passes for 64 yards. This season, he has started every game and has three catches for 17 yards. He also has had a few chances to run the ball.
The Foundation is proud to announce that Darrell Rideaux is the recipient of the Bob Chandler Foundation Scholarship Award for the 2002-2003 season. Darrell has demonstrated those leadership and scholastic qualities characteristic of the prior scholarship award winners. Besides his outstanding athletic achievements on the football and track field, he is involved with helping inner city youth.
The Bob Chandler Foundation is pleased to announce Kerry Colbert as the BCF scholarship award winner for 2003. Keary is an outstanding receiver and leader both on the field and off. He is majoring in Sociology and active in Athletes in Action.
Jason Leach was selected as the BCF scholarship award winner for 2004. Jason is a safety on defense. He is majoring in Public Policy and Management and has spoken to high school students as part of the Student Academic Seminars.
Keith Rivers was selected as the BCF scholarship award winner for 2007. Keith is a All American linebacker for the Trojans and has exhibited qualities on and off the field exemplary of the previous Chandler Award recipients.
"2015: Browne will compete to be the No. 2 quarterback again as a sophomore in 2015.
2014: Browne served as the No. 2 quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2014. He won USC's Co-Lifter of the Year Award. Overall in 2014 while seeing limited action in 6 games (Fresno State, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah, Washington State, Notre Dame), he completed 3-of-7 passes (42.9%) for 30 yards. He played the entire fourth quarter against Fresno State and went 3-of-4 for 30 yards. He played the final series against Oregon State but did not throw a pass. He played all of the fourth quarter against Colorado but missed on his 2 pass attempts. He threw an incomplete pass at Utah. He played the last 2 series at Washington State but did not throw a pass. He played 4 snaps in the fourth quarter against Notre Dame but did not throw a pass."
"The precocious Darnold has proven to be among the top quarterbacks in the nation as just a redshirt freshman in 2016. His insertion into the starting lineup in the fourth game of 2016 gave the USC offense a spark as the Trojans won the final 9 games of the season.
He won the 2016 Archie Griffin Award from the Touchdown Club of Columbus (given to the nation’s season-long most valuable player after the bowls), is among 10 finalists for the 2016 Manning Award and was among 18 semifinalists for the O’Brien Award, both awarded to the nation’s top quarterback. He was the 2016 Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year and made Campus Insiders Freshman All-American second team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention. He made the 2016 AP All-Bowl Team first team. He won USC’s 2016 Most Inspirational Player Award and Bob Chandler Award"
"CAREER: He has 66 catches for 783 yards (11.9 avg) with 4 TDs in his career, along with 31 yards on 3 carries (10.3 avg), 4 punt returns for 26 yards (6.5 avg) and 2 tackles. He has 5 career starts.
2017: Burnett, who opened eyes with his impressive showing throughout 2016, figures to earn a starting wide receiver role as a junior in 2017."
"CAREER: He has 15 catches for 139 yards (9.3 avg) in his career. He has appeared in 38 games in his career, with 7 starts. 2019: Krommenhoek saw significant time at tight end and on special teams as a junior in 2019. Overall in 2019 while appearing in all 12 games and starting 4 times (BYU, Notre Dame, Arizona, Arizona State), he had 11 receptions for 122 yards (11.1 avg). He won USC’s Bob Chandler Award. He had a 5-yard catch against Fresno State, a 60-yard reception at BYU, 2 catches for 10 yards at Washington, a career-best 5 receptions for 37 yards at Notre Dame, a 3-yard catch against Oregon and a 7-yard catch at Arizona State (he was slowed in that game with a stinger)."