USC athletic director Pat Haden has been encouraging his student-athletes over the years to venture out aor the full college experience.
To accomplish that, Haden told them to do something on campus that was out of their comfort zone. And what better way to do that than to lead by example?
Haden, the former USC and NFL quarterback and Rhodes Scholar, walked the walk and made his theatrical debut on Thursday in USCs spring musical, The Most Happy Fella, which runs through April 14.
It's been a busy week for Haden. Fresh off signing Andy Enfield to lead the USC men's basketball program, Haden practiced what he preached and prepared for his performance on stage.
He approached the USC School of Dramatic Arts for a possible role and they happily welcomed him in.
Haden admitted he chose to act because it was the most uncomfortable thing I could possibly do.
Ive been telling my athletes for three years: Dont just hang around with basketball players or football players or tennis play...