Former Michigan State running back Don McAuliffe, a fighter in his youth, battled to the very end.
The captain of Michigan State's undefeated 1952 national championship team died Saturday in La Jolla, California, according to Kevin McAuliffe, his oldest son. He was 90.
McAuliffe finished eighth in the 1952 Heisman Trophy balloting. In nine games that season, he rushed for 531 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 194 yards receiving and two more scores.