There is a lot of anticipation for the Trojan running back position this year. There may not be a lot of experience after we graduated five senior backs from last year's team but the talent level ready to step in is impressive. Click below for an overview:
July 30, 2003
Its' a franchise under new management as coach Jack Del Rio and James "Shaq" Harris now make the calls after the release of Tom Coughlin. This is a team that's had several solid drafts on the lines of scrimmage recently and they now looked to build around that base.
July 13, 2003
There were five Trojans selected in the 2003 NFL draft, including Carson Palmer who was the first overall choice by the Cincinnati Bengals, and it is expected that several more USC players will be signing free agent contracts in the coming days. Click below to find out who is heading where:
April 27, 2003
The Trojan influence on the draft is another example of the overall rise in the program since Pete Carroll took over as head coach. It's not by accident that the USC players are showing up better prepared emotionally and physically for the realities of making the leap from college football to the professional level.
April 24, 2003
The Trojans held their annual Pro-Timing Day on campus today with 60 NFL personnel from Marty Schottenheimer to Ernie Zampese to Hue Jackson in attendance to test the USC seniors eligible for next month's draft. It seemed as though most teams had multiple scouts in attendance and they spent the day working the stopwatches and jotting down numbers at every turn. WeAreSC.com publisher Garry Paskwietz gives us complete details on the 14 players who participated.
March 12, 2003
Sixth year senior used as both a tailback and lead fullback. Played sparingly last year carrying the ball 47 times for 174 yards with 2 scores but caught 39 passes for 365 yards, with 6 more scores. Sat out the 2001 season for personal reasons after carrying the ball 41/284/0 and catching 27/249/0 as a junior in 2000.
February 17, 2003
Reggie Williams earned first-team All Pac-10 honors today as the conference coaches announced their all Pac-10 teams. Quarterback Jason Gesser of Washington State, quarterback Carson Palmer of USC and defensive end Terrell Suggs of Arizona State have been named Pac-10 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. In addition, wide receiver Mike Williams of USC was named Freshman of the Year and Jeff Tedford of California was named Coach of the Year.
December 2, 2002