Fullback, 6-0, 220 Sophomore
Mira Loma, CA (Servite HS)
Favorite Professional Sports Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Athlete: Walter Payton
Favorite Artist/ Music Group: John Legend
Person You Most Admire: I can't single out just one person. I would say just those athletes and moguls that had to face adversity and took it upon themselves to do something great. People like Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Martin Luther King Jr. and Obama, that set a path for others that want to be great.
Best Sports Memory: I would say the Long Beach Poly game my sophomore year at Servite. We played them pretty tough in the quarterfinals.
Most Prized Possession: My scholarship to USC.
Best Advice you ever received: If you want to be great you have to separate yourself from the people on the bottom.
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting a scholarship to USC.
Hobbies: My hobbies are just hanging out with friends and family.
Career After Football: I want to do some broadcasting.
Reason for choosing USC: It was close to home, very competitive and they love to win over here.
Best Win: Ohio State
Toughest Loss: Oregon State
Best player you ever played with: I would say the whole defense from last year.
Favorite Movie: Finding Forrester and The Pursuit of Happyness
Favorite TV Show: 4th and Long
Favorite Class: Any history class.
Favorite Stadium other than Coliseum: The Rose Bowl
Goal for 2009 Season: To better my abilities both on and off the field. To give my all and have no regrets.
Kobe or Lebron: Kobe all the way.
Sophomore D.J. Shoemate is one of the most talented young players on the USC roster.