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Pro recap — week 12


A look at how former Trojans fared in the NFL the past weekend: · Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (Matthews didn’t exactly tear it up on Turkey Day, but he had four tackles and added two passes defended in a 27-15 win over the Lions). · Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson · Detroit […]

Pro recap — week 9


Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (Bush had a second consecutive great week, touching the ball 16 times for 142 yards and a score in a shocking 31-3 Miami victory against the Chiefs.) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (20/39, 253 yards) Kansas City wide receiver Keary Colbert (one catch, five yards) Atlanta Falcons offensive […]

Pro recap: Week 6


With 41 players on NFL rosters on opening day, USC ranked second in terms of producing pro talent. See how former Trojans fared in the NFL this past week: • Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (Panthers were beat up against Atlanta, 31-17. Run game was effective — 25 attempts for 142 yards and two scores — […]

Pro recap — week 5


The following former Trojans registered playing time in the NFL this week: Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice Philadelphia defensive tackle Mike Patterson (2 tackles, 31-24 loss against the Buffalo Bills) Philadelphia fullback Stanley Havili Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (21/29, 257 yards, 4 touchdowns in comeback win, 28-24 against Indy) Indianapolis Colts DT […]

Trojans in the pros: week two


Week two of the NFL saw blowouts and tight games alike. While there weren’t any standout performances, it was a solid week for  several former Trojans. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had two tackles and a sack on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman in a 24-21 loss. New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles […]

Establishing a backup quarterback is crucial


Backup quarterbacks live by this mantra: It’s just a play away. Just as the vice president is a heartbeat away from the presidency, the No. 2 signal-callers are one snap away from going from relative obscurity to having all eyes looking at them. There are those who never get the chance, those that history relegates […]