Brown back where he wants to be

USC redshirt senior Anthony Brown discusses the decision to move from defense to offense in his fifth and final season as a Trojan...


Video, USC redshirt senior Anthony Brown discusses a position change in his final season as a Trojan...

When Anthony Brown was recruited by Pete Carroll (yes, the fifth year senior may be one of the last on the roster to claim a Carroll recruitment) to play at USC, it was at tailback.

In his senior season at Rialto (Calif.) Kaiser High School, Brown carried the ball 198 times for 1,681 yards, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.

Brown redshirted in 2010, his freshman season at USC, after spending the season repping at cornerback (In high school, Brown also collected 55 tackles and grabbed an interception on defense).

Brown's next three seasons on the field for the Cardinal and Gold have been littered injury and sparse playing time, with exception of 2011, when he earned a starting spot after two games -- but was sidelined with six remaining when he broke his ankle.

In 2012, Brown broke fall camp as the starting corner before being relegated to a backup role. In 2013, he never found a real home on USC's defense and once again was plagued by injury.

Now in his final season of eligibility Brown, 5-foot-9 190-pounds, will switch back to offense to compete for a spot in the rotation at tailback.

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