Injury forces USM running back to step away from football


Southern Miss graduate senior running back George Payne has decided to hang it up after sustaining a career ending injury.

Payne has been with the program dating back to Todd Monken’s first season in 2013 and hasn’t seen the field since 2016.

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The bruising power back suffered several injuries during his time in Hattiesburg finishing with 940 yards and nine touchdowns spanning over 28 games across three seasons.