Current, Former USC Players Mourn The Loss Of Joe McKnight On Twitter

The Trojan Family mourned the loss of Joe McKnight after the former USC running back was tragically killed Thursday afternoon.

Hearts are heavy in Troy today.

Former USC running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed in an apparent road-rage incident in a suburb of New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, sending the Trojan Family and sports community at large into mourning.

McKnight, who starred at USC before spending time in the NFL with the Jets and the Chiefs, had just landed on his feet in the Canadian Football League when this tragedy struck. He was 28.

Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu broke the news on Twitter, opening the floodgates for a wave of tears, prayers, memories and thoughts for the slain Trojan.

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