20 Questions with USC's Josh Pinkard

Ever wonder what your favorite USC football player wants to do when his football career is over, why he chose USC or who is the best player he ever played against? Kevin Carden sat down with USC defensive back Josh Pinkard and got the answers to all these questions and much more.

#36 Josh Pinkard
Defensive Back
6-1, 215, Redshirt Senior

Defensive back Josh Pinkard is looking to have a comeback season in 2008, after missing the majority of the last two seasons with knee injuries. Pinkard has played both safety and cornerback in his career at USC and should see action at corner this upcoming season. In 2006, Pete Carroll said Pinkard was the Trojans best all-around player, and if healthy, he will be a major impact player in the secondary for USC in 2008.

Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite Music Artist/Group: Lil' Wayne

Reason for choosing USC: Basically because it was close to home.

Best Win: That's tough because we have had so many crucial wins but it might have been Notre Dame, with the whole controversy of Reggie (Bush) pushing Matt (Leinart) into the endzone.

Toughest Loss: Texas (2006 Rose Bowl)

Best player you ever played against: Vince Young

Best player you played with: Reggie Bush

Best Sports Memory: Having the game winning sack in high school against Moorpark HS.

Person You Admire Most: Brian Dawkins (free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles.)

Hobbies: Playing video games.

Career After Football: Doing something in social work.

Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Favorite Movie: All About the Benjamins

Most Prized Possession: My family.

Favorite stadium to play in besides Coliseum: FedEx Field against Virginia Tech in 2004.

Goal for the 2008 season: Just get to the national championship.

Lebron James or Kobe Bryant: Lebron James

Peyton Manning or Tom Brady: Peyton Manning

Leno or Letterman: Jay Leno, I guess.


Josh Pinkard gives Kevin Thomas some instruction during off-season workouts.


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