2017 USC Trojans football team

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2017 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-12 champion
Pac-12 South Division champion
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 12
2017 record 11–3 (8–1 Pac-12)
Head coach Clay Helton (2nd as head coach; 7th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Tee Martin (3rd as coordinator; 6th overall season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast (3rd as coordinator; 4th overall season)
Base defense 5–2
Captain
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (93,607, Natural grass)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 20 Stanford xy   7 2         9 5  
No. 16 Washington x   7 2         10 3  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
California   2 7         5 7  
Oregon State   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 12 USC xy$   8 1         11 3  
Arizona State   6 3         7 6  
Arizona   5 4         7 6  
UCLA   4 5         6 7  
Utah   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   2 7         5 7  
Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference, they were led by second-year head coach Clay Helton. They finished the season 11–3, 8–1 in Pac-12 play to be champions of the South Division, they represented the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game where they defeated Stanford to become Pac-12 Champions. They were invited to play in the Cotton Bowl where they lost to Ohio State.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
USC
Alma mater Before USC
Clay Helton Head Coach 7 Houston (1994) Memphis – OC Coordinator (2009)
John Baxter Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach 6 Iowa State (1987) Michigan – ST Coordinator (2015)
Ronnie Bradford Secondary Coach 2 Colorado (1995) LA Tech – DB Coach / ST Coordinator (2015)
Neil Callaway Offensive Line Coach 2 Alabama (1977) Western Kentucky – OL Coach (2015)
Tyson Helton Quarterbacks Coach / Pass Game Coordinator 2 Houston (1999) Western Kentucky – QB Coach / Offensive Coordinator (2015)
Tee Martin Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 6 Tennessee (2000) Kentucky – WR Coach (2011)
Deland McCullough Tailbacks Coach / Run Game Coordinator 1 Miami (OH) (1995) Indiana – TB Coach (2016)
Johnny Nansen Linebackers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach 4 Washington State (1997) Washington – ST Coordinator / RB Coach (2013)
Clancy Pendergast Defensive Coordinator 4 Arizona (1990) San Francisco 49ers – LB Coach (2015)
Kenechi Udeze Defensive Line Coach 3 USC (2003) Pittsburgh – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2014)
Ivan Lewis Strength and Conditioning 4 San Diego (2003) Washington – Strength and Conditioning (2013)
Brett Arce Defensive Assistant (DB) 2 Stony Brook (2012) Stony Brook – Assistant Coach TE (2015)
Austin Clark Defensive Assistant (DL) 2 California (2014) California – Recruiting Assistant (2015)
Prentice Gill Offensive Assistant (WR) 2 Old Dominion (2012) San Jose State – Graduate Assistant DB (2015)
Dane Stevens Offensive Assistant (OL) 3 USC (2016) USC - Student Assistant Coach (2016)

Roster[edit]

2017 USC Trojans Football roster

Quarterback

  • 13 Jack Sears – Freshman (6′3, 195)
  • 14 Sam DarnoldRedshirt Sophomore (6′4, 225)
  • 15 Thomas Fitts – Redshirt Sophomore (6′2, 195)
  • 16 Holden Thomas – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 195)
  • 19 Matt Fink – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 195)

Tailback

  •  7 Stephen Carr – Freshman (6′0, 210)
  • 25 Ronald Jones IIJunior (6′1, 195)
  • 26 James Toland IV – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 195)
  • 28 Aca'Cedric Ware – Junior (6′0, 195)
  • 29 Vavae Malepeai – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 30 Corbin Jountti – Redshirt Senior (6′0, 205)
  • 37 Ben Easington – Freshman (5′10, 205)
  • 38 Chris Edmondson – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 210)

Fullback

  • 47 Reuben Peters – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 225)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 Joseph Lewis IV – Freshman (6′2, 205)
  •  4 Steven Mitchell Jr. – Redshirt Senior (5′10, 190)
  •  6 Michael Pittman Jr. – Sophomore (6′4, 210)
  •  9 Randal Grimes – Freshman (6′4, 205)
  • 10 Jalen Greene – Redshirt Junior (6′1, 200) (+QB)
  • 15 Keyshawn 'Pie' Young – Sophomore (5′11, 175) (+CB)
  • 17 Josh Imatorbhebhe – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 210)
  • 21 Tyler Vaughns – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 180)
  • 23 Velus Jones Jr. – Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 185)
  • 24 Jake Russell – Redshirt Sophomore (5′11, 170)
  • 36 Jack Webster – Freshman (6′0, 185)
  • 41 Milo StewartRedshirt Senior (5′9, 170)
  • 80 Deontay BurnettJunior (6′0, 170)
  • 81 Trevon Sidney – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 170)
  • 85 Jackson Boyer – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 185)
  • 87 Matt Nyman – Freshman (6′2, 185)

Tight End

  • 82 Tyler Petite – Junior (6′5, 235)
  • 83 Josh Falo – Freshman (6′6, 235)
  • 84 Erik Krommenhoek – Freshman (6′5, 245)
  • 87 Alec Hursh – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 210)
  • 88 Daniel Imatorbhebhe – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 240)
  • 89 Austin Applebee – Redshirt Junior (6′6, 240)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Toa Lobendahn – OT – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 295)
  • 52 Jacob Daniel – OG – Junior (6′4, 310)
  • 54 Jalen McKenzie – OG – Freshman (6′5, 307)
  • 56 Jordan Austin – OG-OT – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 300)
  • 60 Viane Talamaivao – OG – Senior (6′2, 315)
  • 62 Brett Neilon – C – Freshman (6′2, 295)
  • 63 Roy Hemsley – OG-OT – Redshirt Sophomore (6′5, 310)
  • 64 Richie Wenzel – C – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 250)
  • 65 Frank Martin II – OG – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 310)
  • 66 Cole Smith – C – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 280)
  • 68 Alijah Vera-Tucker – OG-OT – Freshman (6′4, 300)
  • 70 Chuma Edoga – OT – Junior (6′4, 290)
  • 72 Andrew Vorhees – OT-OG – Freshman (6′6, 290)
  • 73 Austin Jackson – OT – Freshman (6′6, 290)
  • 74 Nico Falah – C-OT – Redshirt Senior (6′4, 280)
  • 76 Clayton Johnston – OT – Redshirt Sophomore (6′6, 285)
  • 77 Chris Brown – OG-OT – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 300)
  • 78 Nathan Smith – OT – Redshirt Freshman (6′6, 275)

Defensive Tackle

  • 44 Malik Dorton – Redshirt Junior (6′2, 280)
  • 51 Marlon Tuipulotu – Freshman (6′3, 295)
  • 78 Jay Tufele – Freshman (6′3, 295)
  • 79 Connor Rossow – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 305)
  • 89 Christian Rector – Redshirt Sophomore (6′5, 275)
  • 91 Brandon Pili – Freshman (6′4, 320)
  • 93 Liam Jimmons – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 280)
  • 94 Rasheem GreenJunior (6′5, 280)
  • 95 Kenny Bigelow Jr. – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 295)
  • 97 Jacob Lichtenstein – Freshman (6′5, 255)
  • 98 Josh Fatu – Senior (6′3, 290)

Defensive End / Outside Linebacker

  • 31 Hunter Echols – Freshman (6′5, 240)
  • 45 Porter Gustin – Junior (6′5, 260)
  • 49 Matt Bayle – Redshirt Sophomore (6′2, 215)
  • 53 Bryce Matthews – Freshman (6′3, 220)
  • 90 Connor Murphy – Sophomore (6′7, 255)
  • 99 Oluwole Betiku Jr. – Sophomore (6′3, 250)

Placekicker

  • 40 Chase McGrath – Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 49 Michael Brown – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 195)

Holder

  • 46 Wyatt Schmidt – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 210) (+K)
 

Linebacker

  • 10 John Houston Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore (6′3, 220)
  • 13 Levi Jones – Freshman (6′3, 220)
  • 34 Olajuwon Tucker – Senior (6′3, 230)
  • 35 Cameron SmithJunior (6′2, 245)
  • 41 Juliano Falaniko – Freshman (6′4, 220)
  • 42 Uchenna NwosuSenior (6′3, 235)
  • 50 Grant Moore – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 210)
  • 52 Christian Herrera – Redshirt Senior (6′1, 210)
  • 54 Tayler Katoa – Freshman (6′2, 220)
  • 56 Jordan Iosefa – Sophomore (6′2, 215)

Cornerback

  •  8 Iman Marshall – Junior (6′1, 200)
  •  9 Greg Johnson – Freshman (5′11, 195)
  • 16 Dominic Davis – Junior (5′10, 180) (+TB)
  • 18 Jalen Jones – Redshirt Junior (5′8, 165)
  • 22 Je'Quari Godfrey – Freshman (6′2, 185)
  • 23 Jonathan Lockett – Senior (5′11, 180)
  • 24 Isaiah Langley – Junior (6′0, 170)
  • 25 Jack Jones – Sophomore (5′11, 170)
  • 27 Ajene Harris – Redshirt Junior (5′11, 190)
  • 30 Yoofi Quansah – Redshirt Senior (5′8, 170)

Safety

  •  2 Bubba Bolden – Freshman (6′3, 190)
  •  4 Chris Hawkins – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 185)
  •  6 Isaiah Pola-Mao – Freshman (6′4, 200)
  •  7 Marvel Tell III – Junior (6′3, 190)
  • 14 Ykili Ross – Redshirt Sophomore (6′0, 200) (+CB)
  • 21 Jamel Cook – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 185)
  • 26 Davonte Nunnery – Redshirt Junior (5′10, 200)
  • 28 C.J. Pollard – Redshirt Freshman (6′1, 185)
  • 31 Richard Hagestad – Redshirt Freshman (6′1, 205)
  • 37 Matt Lopes – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 195)

Long Snappers

  • 48 Damon Johnson – Freshman (6′0, 205)
  • 61 Jake Olson – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 210)

Punter

  • 36 Chris Tilbey – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 205)
  • 46 Reid Budrovich – Redshirt Junior (5′11, 185)
  • 47 James Bermingham Jr. – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 185)

2017 USC Football Roster (07/26/2017)

Returning starters[edit]

USC returns 26 starters in 2017, including 12 on offense, 11 on defense, and 3 on special teams.

Key departures include Justin Davis (TB – 6 games), Juju Smith-Schuster (WR – 13 games), Darreus Rogers (WR – 13 games), De'Quan Hampton (WR), Isaac Whitney (WR), Taylor McNamara (TE – 11 games), Zach Banner (OT – 11 games), Chad Wheeler (OT – 11 games), Damien Mama (OL – 12 games), Jordan Simmons (OL – 2 games), Stevie Tu'ikolovatu (DT – 12 games), Quinton Powell (LB), Michael Hutchings (ILB – 13 games), Adoree' Jackson (CB – 13 games), Leon McQuay III (S – 12 games), Zach Smith (LS – 13 games).

Other departures include Joel Foy (LB), Deion Hart (S).

Projecting Returning Starters 2017

Transfers[edit]

The Trojans lost 5 players due to transfer. One transfer during the 2017 season.

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Transfer to
Max Browne #4 QB 6'5 220 Junior Redshirt Sammamish, WA Pitt
Kevin Scott #53 DT 6'5 315 Junior Los Angeles, CA Arizona Western / Nevada
Khaliel Rodgers Sr. #62 OG 6'3 315 Junior Redshirt New Castle, DE North Carolina
E.J. Price #75 OT 6'6 325 Freshman Dacula, GA Kentucky
Noah Jefferson #91 DT 6'6 315 Sophomore Las Vegas, NV Arizona Western / Ole Miss
Cary Angeline #86 TE 6'6 230 Freshman Redshirt Exton, PA N.C. State

Depth chart[edit]

Projecting Depth Chart 2017

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Recruiting class[edit]

Scholarship distribution chart[edit]

redshirt year used / redshirt year eligible / * : Former walk-on

- 85 scholarships permitted, 85 currently allotted to players.

- USC can sign 15-20 players in the class of 2018 count contingent on 9 graduating SRs (Lockett and Tucker burned redshirt in 2017), NFL early entries and transfers.

Projecting Scholarship Distribution 2017

2017 NFL Draft[edit]

NFL Combine[edit]

The official list of participants for the 2017 NFL Combine was released on Wednesday (February 15), featuring USC football players OT Zach Banner, TB Justin Davis, CB Adoree’ Jackson, OG Damien Mama, WR Darreus Rogers, WR Juju Smith-Schuster, NT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu and OT Chad Wheeler.

The eight Trojans will be tested at the Combine in Indianapolis beginning on February 28 through March 6.

Trojans who didn’t nab an invite include S Leon McQuay III, TE Taylor McNamara, LB Michael Hutchings, LB Quinton Powell, OG Jordan Simmons, WR De'Quan Hampton, WR Isaac Whitney & LS Zach Smith. They’ll have to wait until USC’s Pro Day to get in front of NFL scouts

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Adoree' Jackson (Junior) Cornerback 1 18 Tennessee Titans
Juju Smith-Schuster (Junior) Wide Receiver 2 62 (30) Pittsburgh Steelers
Zach Banner Offensive Tackle 4 137 (30) Indianapolis Colts
Leon McQuay III Safety 6 218 (35) Kansas City Chiefs
Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Defensive Tackle 7 223 (5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chad Wheeler Offensive Tackle UDFA - New York Giants
Damien Mama (Junior) Offensive Guard UDFA - Kansas City Chiefs
Darreus Rogers Wide Receiver UDFA - Seattle Seahawks
Justin Davis Tailback UDFA - Los Angeles Rams
Isaac Whitney Wide Receiver UDFA - Oakland Raiders
De'Quan Hampton Wide Receiver UDFA - Detroit Lions
Taylor McNamara Tight End UDFA - Cleveland Browns
Jordan Simmons Offensive Guard UDFA - Oakland Raiders
Quinton Powell Linebacker UDFA - New Orleans Saints
Zach Smith Long snapper UDFA - -
* : Projecting Round

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:15 p.m. Western Michigan* No. 4 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA P12N W 49–31   61,125
September 9 5:30 p.m. No. 14 Stanford No. 6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FOX W 42–24   77,614
September 16 5:30 p.m. Texas* No. 4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FOX W 27–24 2OT  84,714
September 23 12:30 p.m. at California No. 5 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC W 30–20   46,747
September 29 7:30 p.m. at No. 16 Washington State No. 5 Martin StadiumPullman, WA ESPN L 27–30   33,773
October 7 1:00 p.m. Oregon State No. 14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA P12N W 38–10   60,314
October 14 5:00 p.m. Utah No. 13 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 28–27   72,382
October 21 4:30 p.m. at No. 13 Notre Dame* No. 11 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh/Rivalry) NBC L 14–49   77,622
October 28 7:45 p.m. at Arizona State No. 21 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN W 48–17   53,446
November 4 7:45 p.m. No. 22 Arizonadagger No. 17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ESPN W 49–35   70,225
November 11 1:00 p.m. at Colorado No. 11 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FOX W 38–24   49,337
November 18 5:00 p.m. UCLA No. 11 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) ABC W 28–23   82,407
December 1 5:00 p.m. vs. No. 12 Stanford No. 10 Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA (Pac-12 Football Championship Game) ESPN W 31–28   48,031
December 29 5:30 p.m. vs. No. 5 Ohio State* No. 8 AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) ESPN L 7–24   67,510
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll & CFP Rankings (beginning in Week 9) released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 7 7 10 31
No. 4 Trojans 7 7 7 28 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
  • (Q1, 13:08) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 16 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 6:13) WMU – #32 Jamauri Bogan 4 yard run, (#37 Josh Grant kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q2, 15:00) WMU – #16 Jon Wassink 7 yard run, (#37 Josh Grant kick) – WMU 14–7
  • (Q2, 4:25) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–14
  • (Q3, 9:30) WMU – #16 Jon Wassink 27 yard pass from #13 Keishawn Watson (#37 Josh Grant kick) – WMU 21–14
  • (Q3, 0:38) USC – #14 Sam Darnold 11 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–21
  • (Q4, 8:10) USC – #7 Stephen Carr 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–21
  • (Q4, 8:07) WMU – #4 Darius Phillips 100 yard kick return (#37 Josh Grant kick) – USC 28–28
  • (Q4, 7:22) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 37 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 35–28
  • (Q4, 4:43) WMU – #37 Josh Grant 44 yard Field Goal – USC 35–31
  • (Q4, 3:57) USC – #7 Stephen Carr 52 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 42–31
  • (Q4, 3:25) USC - #7 Marvell Tell III 36 Yd Interception Return (#40 Chase McGrath Kick, #61 Jake Olson snap) USC 49–31

No. 14 Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Cardinal 7 10 0 7 24
No. 6 Trojans 14 14 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–32–3 2016 Stanford, 27–10
  • (Q1, 5:06) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 4 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 5:01) STA – #20 Bryce Love 75 yard run (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q1, 0:43) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–7
  • (Q2, 13:07) STA – #9 Dalton Schultz 1 yard pass from #10 Keller Chryst, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 14–14
  • (Q2, 11:52) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 22 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–14
  • (Q2, 2:48) STA – #26 Jet Toner 36 yard Field Goal – USC 21–17
  • (Q2, 0:57) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 25 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–17
  • (Q4, 9:49) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 11 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 35–17
  • (Q4, 6:49) STA – #19 JJ Arcega-Whiteside 3 yard pass from #10 Keller Chryst, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 35–24
  • (Q4, 4:22) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 23 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 42–24

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Longhorns 0 7 3 770 24
No. 4 Trojans 0 14 0 373 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2006 Texas, 41–38
  • (Q2, 2:48) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 15 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q2, 0:30) TEX – #4 DeShon Elliott 38 Yd Interception Return (#49 Joshua Rowland Kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q2, 0:00) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 56 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–7
  • (Q3, 9:35) TEX – #49 Joshua Rowland 39 yard Field Goal – USC 14–10
  • (Q4, 0:54) TEX – #3 Armanti Foreman 17 yard pass from #11 Sam Ehlinger, (#49 Joshua Rowland kick) – USC 17–14
  • (Q4, 0:00) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 31 yard Field Goal – USC 17–17
  • (OT) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 25 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 24–17
  • (OT) TEX – #80 Cade Brewer 3 yard pass from #11 Sam Ehlinger, (#49 Joshua Rowland kick) – USC 24–24
  • (2 OT) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 43 yard Field Goal – USC 27–24

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Trojans 3 10 0 17 30
Golden Bears 3 10 0 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
69–29–5 2016 USC, 45–24
  • (Q1, 10:50) CAL – #9 Matt Anderson 36 yard Field Goal – CAL 3–0
  • (Q1, 4:44) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 37 yard Field Goal – USC 3–3
  • (Q2, 14:35) CAL – #23 Vic Enwere 1 yard run, (#9 Matt Anderson kick) – CAL 10–3
  • (Q2, 12:28) USC – #82 Tyler Petite 16 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 10–10
  • (Q2, 2:05) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 34 yard Field Goal – USC 13–10
  • (Q2, 0:00) CAL – #9 Matt Anderson 21 yard Field Goal – USC 13–13
  • (Q4, 14:11) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 46 yard Field Goal – USC 16–13
  • (Q4, 13:17) USC – #7 Stephen Carr 2 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 23–13
  • (Q4, 11:00) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 4 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 30–13
  • (Q4, 2:00) CAL – #15 Jordan Veasy 8 yard pass from #3 Ross Bowers, (#9 Matt Anderson kick) – USC 30–20

No. 16 Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Trojans 7 10 3 7 27
No. 16 Cougars 3 14 3 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
58–9–4 2014 USC, 44–17
  • (Q1, 11:41) WSU – #49 Erik Powell 44 yard Field Goal – WSU 3–0
  • (Q1, 7:50) USC – #14 Sam Darnold 4 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–3
  • (Q2, 14:55) WSU – #8 Tavares Martin Jr. 28 yard pass from #4 Luke Falk, (#49 Erik Powell kick) – WSU 10–7
  • (Q2, 11:37) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 86 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–10
  • (Q2, 9:50) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 20 yard Field Goal – USC 17–10
  • (Q2, 0:16) WSU – #25 Jamal Morrow 1 yard run, (#49 Erik Powell kick) – USC 17–17
  • (Q3, 8:24) WSU – #49 Erik Powell 33 yard Field Goal – WSU 20–17
  • (Q3, 0:20) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 29 yard Field Goal – USC 20–20
  • (Q4, 10:20) WSU – #25 Jamal Morrow 23 yard pass from #4 Luke Falk, (#49 Erik Powell kick) – WSU 27–20
  • (Q4, 5:05) USC – #14 Sam Darnold 2 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 27–27
  • (Q4, 1:44) WSU – #49 Erik Powell 32 yard Field Goal – WSU 30–27

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 3 0 7 10
No. 14 Trojans 14 7 7 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
61–11–4 2014 USC, 35–10
  • (Q1, 11:36) USC – #21 Tyler Vaughns 37 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 8:57) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 4 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–0
  • (Q2, 14:22) OSU – #46 Jordan Choukair 33 yard Field Goal – USC 14–3
  • (Q2, 10:05) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 16 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–3
  • (Q3, 9:05) USC – #83 Josh Falo 30 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–3
  • (Q4, 14:19) OSU – #21 Artavis Pierce 6 yard run, (#46 Jordan Choukair kick) – USC 28–10
  • (Q4, 10:50) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 29 yard Field Goal – USC 31–10
  • (Q4, 6:29) USC – #19 Matt Fink 51 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick, #61 Jake Olson snap) – USC 38–10

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 14 0 6 27
No. 13 Trojans 7 0 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–5 2016 Utah, 31–27
  • (Q1, 6:17) UTA – #5 Kavika Luafatasaga recovered fumble, (#95 Matt Gay kick) – Utah 7-0
  • (Q1, 4:56) USC – #82 Tyler Petite 52 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q2, 4:56) UTA – #3 Troy Williams 5 yard pass from #17 Demari Simpkins, (#95 Matt Gay kick) – Utah 14–7
  • (Q2, 4:56) UTA – #17 Demari Simpkins 33 yard pass from #3 Troy Williams, (#95 Matt Gay kick) – Utah 21–7
  • (Q3, 6:04) USC – #82 Tyler Petite 17 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – Utah 21–14
  • (Q4, 13:41) USC – #83 Josh Falo 1 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–21
  • (Q4, 4:59) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 11 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–21
  • (Q4, 0:46) UTA – #3 Troy Williams 1 yard run, (Two-Point Conversion Failed) – USC 28–27

No. 13 Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Trojans 0 0 14 0 14
No. 13 Fighting Irish 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–46–5 2016 USC, 45–27
  • (Q1, 12:52) ND – #6 Equanimeous St. Brown 26 yard pass from #7 Brandon Wimbush, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 7–0
  • (Q1, 7:04) ND – #29 Kevin Stepherson 23 yard pass from #7 Brandon Wimbush, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 14–0
  • (Q2, 7:48) ND – #33 Josh Adams 3 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 21–0
  • (Q2, 3:58) ND – #7 Brandon Wimbush 4 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 28–0
  • (Q3, 10:05) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 5 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – ND 28–7
  • (Q3, 6:12) ND – #7 Brandon Wimbush 7 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 35–7
  • (Q3, 3:31) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 16 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – ND 35–14
  • (Q3, 3:19) ND – #33 Josh Adams 84 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 42–14
  • (Q4, 13:23) ND – #33 Josh Adams 14 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 48–14

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Trojans 14 17 7 10 48
Sun Devils 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–12 2016 USC, 41–20
  • (Q1, 11:35) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 32 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 6:55) ASU – #1 Brandon Ruiz 39 yard Field Goal – USC 7–3
  • (Q1, 2:36) USC – #21 Tyler Vaughns 42 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–3
  • (Q2, 14:37) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 67 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–3
  • (Q2, 6:09) USC – #21 Tyler Vaughns 19 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–3
  • (Q2, 0:58) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 51 yard Field Goal – USC 31–3
  • (Q2, 0:01) ASU – #10 Kyle Williams 47 yard pass from #5 Manny Wilkins, (#1 Brandon Ruiz kick) – USC 31–10
  • (Q3, 11:30) ASU – #5 Manny Wilkins 1 yard run, (#1 Brandon Ruiz kick) – USC 31–17
  • (Q3, 10:23) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 64 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 38–17
  • (Q4, 10:41) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 33 yard Field Goal – USC 41–17
  • (Q4, 1:13) USC - #14 Ykili Ross 37 yard Interception Return (#40 Chase McGrath Kick) USC 48–17

No. 22 Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Wildcats 0 6 14 15 35
No. 17 Trojans 7 14 7 21 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–8 2016 USC, 48–14
  • (Q1, 9:34) USC – Punt blocked by #6 Michael Pittman Jr. - #10 John Houston Jr. 11 yard Fumble return (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q2, 14:20) AZ – #43 Lucas Havrisik 45 yard Field Goal – USC 7–3
  • (Q2, 8:57) USC – #21 Tyler Vaughns 22 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–3
  • (Q2, 6:11) USC – #4 Steven Mitchell Jr. 27 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–3
  • (Q2, 2:18) AZ – #43 Lucas Havrisik 43 yard Field Goal – USC 21–6
  • (Q3, 6:07) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 5 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–3
  • (Q3, 4:39) AZ – #14 Khalil Tate 32 yard run, (#30 Josh Pollack kick) – USC 28–13
  • (Q3, 1:26) AZ – #6 Shun Brown 30 yard pass from #14 Khalil Tate, (#30 Josh Pollack kick) – USC 28–20
  • (Q4, 14:05) USC – #28 Aca'Cedric Ware 42 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 35–20
  • (Q4, 12:26) AZ – #21 J.J. Taylor 16 yard pass from #14 Khalil Tate, (#30 Josh Pollack kick) – USC 35–27
  • (Q4, 8:28) AZ – #34 Zach Green 3 yard run, (Two-Point Conversion Failed) – USC 35–35
  • (Q4, 5:41) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 42–35
  • (Q4, 3:12) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 49–35

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Trojans 0 20 10 8 38
Buffaloes 0 0 14 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–0 2016 USC, 21–17
  • (Q2, 12:04) USC – #6 Michael Pittman Jr. 10 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q2, 7:57) USC – #80 Deontay Burnett 18 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–0
  • (Q2, 0:28) USC – #27 Ajene Harris 34 yard Interception Return – USC 20–0
  • (Q3, 9:23) USC – #14 Sam Darnold 24 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 27–0
  • (Q3, 8:45) COL – #9 Juwann Winfree 79 yard pass from #12 Steven Montez, (#48 James Stefanou kick) – USC 27–7
  • (Q3, 5:34) COL – #23 Phillip Lindsay 1 yard run, (#48 James Stefanou kick) – USC 27–14
  • (Q3, 2:16) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 26 yard Field Goal – USC 30–14
  • (Q4, 12:48) COL – #48 James Stefanou 39 yard Field Goal – USC 30–17
  • (Q4, 9:06) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 22 yard run, (2pts Good) – USC 38–17
  • (Q4, 7:46) COL – #9 Juwann Winfree 57 yard pass from #12 Steven Montez, (#48 James Stefanou kick) – USC 38–24

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 0 7 9 23
No. 11 Trojans 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–31–7 2016 USC, 36–14
  • (Q1, 9:28) USC – #6 Michael Pittman Jr. 72 yard punt return (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 6:52) UCLA – #2 Jordan Lasley 11 yard pass from #3 Josh Rosen, (#17 JJ Molson kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q1, 4:12) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 2 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 14–7
  • (Q3, 5:37) USC – #14 Sam Darnold 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 21–7
  • (Q3, 3:02) UCLA – #2 Jordan Lasley 9 yard pass from #3 Josh Rosen, (#17 JJ Molson kick) – USC 21–14
  • (Q4, 10:23) UCLA – #17 JJ Molson 26 yard Field Goal – USC 21–17
  • (Q4, 5:23) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 2 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 28–17
  • (Q4, 2:51) UCLA – #2 Jordan Lasley 27 yard pass from #3 Josh Rosen – USC 28–23

No. 12 Stanford (Pac-12 Championship Game)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Cardinal 0 14 7 7 28
No. 10 Trojans 7 10 7 7 31
Last meeting Result
2015
2016
2017
Stanford, 41–22
Stanford, 27–10
USC, 42–24
  • (Q1, 4:41) USC – #6 Michael Pittman Jr. 7 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q2, 15:00) STA – #20 Bryce Love 9 yard run (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q2, 9:50) USC – #40 Chase McGrath 24 yard Field Goal – USC 10–7
  • (Q2, 3:10) USC – #21 Tyler Vaughns 20 yard pass from #14 Sam Darnold, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 17–7
  • (Q2, 0:37) STA – #22 Cameron Scarlett 1 yard run (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 17–14
  • (Q3, 4:52) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 24–14
  • (Q3, 2:37) STA – #82 Kaden Smith 11 yard pass from #3 K.J. Costello, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 24–21
  • (Q4, 4:30) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 8 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – USC 31–21
  • (Q4, 2:17) STA – #82 Kaden Smith 28 yard pass from #3 K.J. Costello, (#26 Jet Toner kick) – USC 31–28

No. 5 Ohio State (Cotton Bowl Classic)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Trojans 0 7 0 0 7
No. 5 Buckeyes 7 17 0 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9–1 2009 USC, 18–15
  • (Q1, 12:29) OSU – #16 J.T. Barrett IV 1 yard run, (#96 Sean Nuernberger kick) – OSU 7–0
  • (Q2, 15:00) OSU – #96 Sean Nuernberger 26 yard Field Goal – OSU 10–0
  • (Q2, 14:50) OSU – #7 Damon Webb 23 Yd Interception Return (#96 Sean Nuernberger Kick) – OSU 17–0
  • (Q2, 5:36) OSU – #16 J.T. Barrett IV 28 yard run, (#96 Sean Nuernberger kick) – OSU 24–0
  • (Q2, 2:04) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#40 Chase McGrath kick) – OSU 24–7

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 4 (2) 6 4 5 5 14 13 11 21 17 15 12 11 11 8 12 
Coaches 4 5 4 5 5 15 13 10 21 17 14 10 10 9 8 10 
CFP Not released 17 11 11 11 10 8 Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

As of 10/21/2017.

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 7 7 7 28 49
All opponents 7 7 7 10 31

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 14 14 0 14 42
Pac-12 opponents 7 10 0 7 24

All Opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 21 21 7 42 91
Opponents 14 17 7 17 55

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, BU: Passes Broken Up, PD: Passes Defended, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FR: Fumbles Recovered, FF: Forced Fumbles, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties, TD : Touchdown

Special teams[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Clay Helton - Head Coach

  • Associated Press PAC-I2 Coach of the Year : Winner
  • Dodd Trophy (Division I head coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom and in the community) : Watchlist

Tee Martin - Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

  • Broyles Award (Award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football) : Semifinalist

Offense[edit]

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore

Ronald Jones II - TB - Junior

Vavae Malepeai - TB - Redshirt Freshman

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Deontay Burnett - WR - Junior

Daniel Imatorbhebhe - TE - Redshirt Sophomore

Toa Lobendahn - OT/C - Senior

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Viane Talamaivao - OG - Senior

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Nico Falah - C - Redshirt Senior

  • Wuerffel Trophy (college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement") : Watchlist

Defense[edit]

Rasheem Green - DT - Junior

Porter Gustin - LB - Junior

Cameron Smith - LB - Junior

Uchenna Nwosu - LB - Senior

  • Butkus Award (top linebacker in college football) : Watchlist

Iman Marshall - CB - Junior

Special Team[edit]

Chris Tilbey - P - Redshirt Junior

Jake Olson - LS - Redshirt Junior

  • Jason Witten Collegiate Man Of The Year Award (leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field) : Semifinalist

AP Pre-Season All-Americans[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Freshman

  • Second Team

Cameron Smith - ILB - Sophomore
Iman Marshall - CB - Sophomore

College Sports Madness All-American Team[edit]

All-Pac-12 Individual Awards[edit]

PAC-12 All-Conference Team[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore
Ronald Jones II - TB - Junior
Rasheem Green - DT - Junior
Uchenna Nwosu - OLB - Senior
Cameron Smith - ILB - Junior
Marvell Tell III - S - Junior
Michael Pittman Jr. - ST - Sophomore

  • Second Team

Deontay Burnett - WR - Junior
Toa Lobendahn - OT - Senior
Christian Rector - DT - Redshirt Sophomore
Matt Lopes - ST - Senior

  • Honorable Mention

Stephen Carr - TB - Freshman
Steven Mitchell Jr. - WR - Redshirt Senior
Tyler Vaughns - WR - Redshirt Freshman
Tyler Petite - TE - Junior
Chris Brown - OG - Redshirt Junior
Josh Fatu - DT - Senior
Brandon Pili - DT - Freshman
Iman Marshall - CB - Junior
Chris Hawkins - S - Redshirt Senior

PAC-12 All-Freshman Team[edit]

PAC-12 All-Academic Team[edit]

USA Today Sports Freshman All-America Team[edit]

Sporting News 2017 college football preseason All-Americans[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore
Cameron Smith - LB - Junior

Notes[edit]

  • January 2, 2017 – Rose Bowl Final Score: USC Topples Penn State.[1]
  • January 2, 2017 – How USC Won the Rose Bowl Over Penn State.[2]
  • January 2, 2017 – Past Trojans Hyped Over Rose Bowl Win.[3]
  • January 2, 2017 – Trojans Celebrate Rose Bowl.[4]
  • January 4, 2017 – LB Cameron Smith Suspended for 1st Half of 2017 Opener.[5]
  • January 4, 2017 – USC’s Sam Darnold Wins Archie Griffin Award As 2016 CFB MVP.[6]
  • January 5, 2017 – OG Jordan Simmons Denied 6th Year Of Eligibility.[7]
  • January 6, 2017 – Damien Mama Declares for the 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Early.[8]
  • January 7, 2017 – 4-star 2018 WR Allen commits to USC.[9]
  • January 7, 2017 – Bubba Bolden Re-Commits To USC Football Recruiting Class of 2017.[10]
  • January 7, 2017 – Juju Smith-Schuster Declares For 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Football Early.[11]
  • January 9, 2017 – Matt Leinart Named To 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class.[12]
  • January 9, 2017 – Clay Helton Named FWAA First Year Coach of Year.[13]
  • January 9, 2017 – USC Football Has Third-Best Odds To Win 2017 National Championship.[14]
  • January 9, 2017 – USC Football Ranked High in ESPN’s Way Too Early Top 25.[15]
  • January 10, 2017 – USC Football Ranks in Final AP Top 5 For First Time Since 2008.[16]
  • January 10, 2017 – 3-Star WR Marlon Williams De-Commits.[17]
  • January 11, 2017 – Trojans Welcome 2017 Early Enrollees.[18]
  • January 15, 2017 – Je’Quari Godfrey Commits To 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[19]
  • January 16, 2017 – Adoree’ Jackson Declares Early For 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Football.[20]
  • January 16, 2017 – Jalen McKenzie Commits to 2017 USC Recruiting Class.[21]
  • January 18, 2017 – 2017 USC Football Schedule Released: No Regular Season Bye Week For Trojans.[22]
  • January 18, 2017 – C.J. Miller De-Commits From 2017 Class.[23]
  • January 20, 2017 – Juwan Burgess flips from USC to Indiana.[24]
  • January 22, 2017 – Brandon Pili Commits to the 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[25]
  • January 23, 2017 – Marlon Tuipulotu flips from Washington to USC.[26]
  • January 27, 2017 – Isaiah Pola-Mao Commits To 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[27]
  • January 29, 2017 – Khaliel Rodgers To Transfer To Iowa State.[28]
  • January 30, 2017 – USC Signing Day 2017: Announcement Schedule and TV Times.[29]
  • January 30, 2017 – DT Marlon Tuipulotu Completes Early Enrollment.[30]
  • February 1, 2017 – Levi Jones Selects USC on ESPNU’s Signing Day Special.[31]
  • February 1, 2017 – Austin Jackson Selects USC Football on Signing Day.[32]
  • February 1, 2017 – Jay Tufele Selects USC Football Over Utah On Signing Day.[33]
  • February 1, 2017 – Josh Falo Selects USC Football on Signing Day 2017.[34]
  • February 1, 2017 – Joseph Lewis Selects USC Football Over Nebraska On Signing Day.[35]
  • February 1, 2017 – Greg Johnson Selects USC Football On Signing Day.[36]
  • February 4, 2017 – Terrance Lang Signs With Colorado.[37]
  • February 7, 2017 – Running Backs Coach Tommie Robinson Leaves USC Football to Join LSU.[38]
  • February 16, 2017 – USC Football Sending Eight Trojans to the 2017 NFL Combine.[39]
  • February 19, 2017 – Palaie Gaoteote Commits to USC’s 2018 Recruiting Class.[40]
  • February 20, 2017 – USC Football: Sam Darnold Oddsmaker’s Favorite To Win Heisman.[41]
  • February 22, 2017 – Indiana RB Coach Deland McCullough Reportedly Targeted By USC Football.[42]
  • February 22, 2017 – USC Commit Matt Corral Transferring to Long Beach Poly.[43]
  • February 22, 2017 – Deland McCullough to be Hired by USC as Running Backs Coach.[44]
  • February 24, 2017 – Manuel Allen decommits from 2018 USC recruiting class.[45]
  • March 3, 2017 – New Running Backs Coach Deland McCullough.[46]
  • March 6, 2017 – Noah Jefferson To Transfer To Arizona.[47]
  • March 11, 2017 – Kicker Chase McGrath Commits For 2017.[48]
  • April 2, 2017 – Tayler Katoa to Miss 2017 USC Football Season With Torn ACL.[49]
  • April 3, 2017 – De’Gabriel Floyd Commits to USC Football Recruiting Class of 2019.[50]
  • April 23, 2017 – Tuli Letuligasenoa Commits to USC Football’s 2018 Recruiting Class.[51]
  • April 27, 2017 – Adoree’ Jackson Picked By Tennessee Titans In First Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[52]
  • April 28, 2017 – Juju Smith-Schuster Picked By Pittsburgh Steelers In Second Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[53]
  • April 29, 2017 – Zach Banner Picked By Indianapolis Colts In 4th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[54]
  • April 29, 2017 – Leon McQuay III Picked By Kansas City Chiefs In 6th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[55]
  • April 29, 2017 – USC Becomes First School to Have 500 All-Time NFL Draft Picks.[56]
  • April 29, 2017 – Stevie Tu’ikolovatu Picked By Tampa Bay Buccaneers In 7th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[57]
  • April 30, 2017 – Darreus Rogers Signs With Seattle Seahawks As Undrafted Free Agent.[58]
  • April 30, 2017 – Isaac Whitney Signs With Oakland Raiders as Undrafted Free Agent.[59]
  • April 30, 2017 – Chad Wheeler Signs With New York Giants as Undrafted Free Agent.[60]
  • April 30, 2017 – Jordan Simmons Signs With Oakland Raiders As Undrafted Free Agent.[61]
  • April 30, 2017 – Damien Mama Signs With KC Chiefs as Undrafted Free Agent.[62]
  • April 30, 2017 – Justin Davis Signs With LA Rams as Undrafted Free Agent.[63]
  • April 30, 2017 – Quinton Powell Signs With New Orleans Saints as Undrafted Free Agent.[64]
  • April 30, 2017 – De’Quan Hampton Signs With Detroit Lions As Undrafted Free Agent.[65]
  • April 30, 2017 – Taylor McNamara Signs With Cleveland Browns as Undrafted Free Agent.[66]
  • April 30, 2017 – Former ASU DT Dillon Faamatau Commits To USC Football.[67]
  • April 30, 2017 – Sam Darnold Is Consensus No. 1 Pick in 2018 NFL Mock Drafts.[68]
  • June 6, 2017 – Dillon Faamatau flips to Oklahoma.[69]

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