Rapper Snoop Dogg was the toast of the University of Southern California's top-ranked Trojans American football team on Saturday (29OCT05), when he took home the game ball from team star LENDALE WHITE.

Snoop, decked out in the team's cardinal and gold colours and wearing White's number 21 jersey, stood on the sidelines at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum for much of the first half of the Trojans' victory over Washington State University Cougars.

And his presence was rewarded when White ran in a touchdown just before half-time and then tossed his celebrity fan the ball.

A thrilled Snoop then dashed off the field with the game ball held firmly to his chest.