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Steelers legend Lynn Swann resigns as Southern Cal athletic director

Former Steelers receiver Lynn Swann spent three seasons as athletic director at Southern Cal.

LOS ANGELES — Southern Cal athletic director Lynn Swann resigned after three tumultuous years atop one of the nation’s most prestigious athletic departments.

The 67-year-old Swann, a Hall of Fame receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, signed his letter of resignation Monday, just two weeks into USC’s football season. Dave Roberts, a special adviser to USC president Carol Folt who previously served as vice president of athletics compliance, will step in as interim athletic director.

In a letter announcing Swann’s choice to step down, Folt called him “a leader on and off the field at USC for nearly five decades.”

“He will forever be a valued member of the Trojan family,” Folt wrote.

Swann, who played at USC, won four Super Bowls with the Steelers. He was MVP of Super Bowl X.

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