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Clay Helton dresses up as Santa Claus to spread some holiday joy

Clay Helton gets in the holiday spirit and a new red suit.

Many USC Trojan fans are happy with the gift that came last week when it was announced that the Trojans would be playing in their first Rose Bowl since the 2008 season. 

While USC fans have been treating to the amazing feats of Sam Darnold and Adoree' Jackson all season, the Trojans decided to pass out a few more smiles during the holiday season.

USC head coach Clay Helton and a small collection of Trojan players decide to spread a little holiday joy Monday when they headed over to Melrose Avenue to visit Vista Del Mar's Home-SAFE Child Care facility. 

Helton traded in his cardinal and gold for a suit of a different shade of red and a white beard. He added a little extra girth to his midsection and sat down to treat the kids to a visit from Santa Claus just a couple of weeks before Christmas:

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