LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football star passed away this week. He was only 31.USC’s football program announced this evening that former Trojans’ star Kevin Ellison, a three-time Rose Bowl winner and team captain, died this week.The Trojans announced the tough news on Twitter.“FightOnForever, Kevin Ellison. The former USC captain and 3-time Rose Bowl winner died this week. He was 31,” they wrote.#FightOnForever, Kevin Ellison.The former USC captain and 3-time Rose Bowl winner died this week. He was 31. pic.twitter.com/fDGatdQuMH— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 6, 2018Former USC star Brian Cushing took to Instagram to express his condolences:“This hurts more than anything I could’ve ever imagined. Kev you were the best friend and teammate anyone could’ve asked for. Coming in as freshman together I always admired your heart and dedication. I’m going to miss you bro forever. RIP,” he wrote.Ellison starred at USC and had a brief career in the NFL. He was a sixth-round pick in 2009 and played for the Chargers and Seahawks.Rest in peace, Kevin.