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Lane Kiffin, Trojans assistants hit recruiting road
USC football: Restarting the USC running game
Monte Kiffin hurting over USC's struggles
Trojans Expecting WSU's 'Best Shot'
Kiffin returns to Minnesota with USC
Lane Kiffin, players are coping with Southern Cal's football sanctions
Marc Tyler, a Trojans linebacker?
USC Football | Trojans tailback Allen Bradford sliding down the depth-chart
USC FOOTBALL: Freshman Woods could start season opener
USC football: Sorting out the safeties
It's offense vs. defense in USC spring game
USC football: ‘We’ve been too loose with the ball’
Taylor Mays Named Walter Camp All-American
USC, Florida, LSU shine in game's 'Golden Era'
Packers sign first-round draft pick Matthews, leaving only Raji unsigned
Browns sign 4th-round pick LB Kaluka Maiava, still in talks with first-round pick C Alex Mack
Smith, Miller healthy again for Hogs
Draft picks Kyle Moore and E.J. Biggers agree to deals with Buccaneers
2009 USC Coaches Tour Ready To Kick Off
Cincinnati Bengals 2009 NFL Draft Review
Brown on radar as draft nears
Teams figure to be lining up for USC linebackers
Trojans' quarterback Barkley getting into a groove
Seahawks' interest in USC pro day no joke
2009 NFL Draft Preview: Mark Sanchez
Two Trojans qualify for championships
Southern California QB Sanchez to enter NFL draft
USC's Williams Seeking NFL Draft Feedback
Paterno wants to be back on sidelines against Trojans
Sooner offense vs. Trojans’ D: the dream bowl we’ll never see
Irish and Trojans meet in milestone matchup
USC's Jeff Byers seeks another year of eligibility
Trojans expect to see Riley at QB
USC holds off Arizona 17-10
Sanchez's family meets with adviser on NFL
USC secondary wants to see the ball in the air
CFB: USC tries to bounce back against Oregon
College football: Troy Trojans not afraid of Ohio State Buckeyes
Buckeyes RB Wells doubtful vs. USC
Fornataro Turning Heads at USC
USC's speed has Cavaliers worried
Bush, Williams meet again in joint practice
USC's Joe McKnight injures hand in dorm accident
Weis focuses on diving into new season
USC No. 2 in coaches' poll
Southern Cal Inside Slant
Finding Value With College Football Futures
NCAA Football: NFL-style coach might vault QB into starring role
Jaguars Sign Draft Pick
Ranking the nonconference schedules
Early season ACC football kickoffs announced
Dolphins sign three draft picks; add USC center
Carroll, Tressel helped define first 10 years of BCS era
Long Beach man is a real Gladiator
Carroll, Tressel helped define first 10 years of BCS era
Kickoff Times, TV Plans Set For 6 USC Football Games In 2008
USC's deep all around as the football team heads to scrimmage
Spurrier receives Davey O'Brien Legends Award
Three Former Trojans Are Playing In The Arena Football League
Candidates line up to be NFL draft's top pick
USC Football Team Seeking Spring Walk-On Candidates
Sedrick Ellis (DT)
Trojans again finish strong in recruiting
Seven locals earn football honors
No. 1 recruit Perry enjoys visit to USC; Michigan next
Norton turns down UCLA, will remain at USC
USC guard Rachal likely leaving
Illini come up thorns: USC's weapons too much for Illinois in Rose Bowl
TROJANS ARE IN FULL BLOOM
Booty and USC out to bounce Fighting Illini
USC linemen afraid of Disneyland rides
USC players appear to be losing interest in Rose Bowl
USC gives some ground on Coliseum
USC's Ellis is a first-team All-American
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No. 8 USC vs. UCLA
USC in talks to move Trojans from Coliseum to Rose Bowl
USC stays in Rose Bowl hunt with Arizona State thrashing
USC is still standing
Longshore has something to prove in Cal's final games
Patience pays off for USC return man Johnson
Defense, Washington keyed USC win
No. 12 USC (7-2, 4-2) at No. 24 Cal (6-3, 3-3) 5 p.m. Ch. 7
Maualuga, Cushing say they'll return for final seasons
Booty to start at quarterback for USC
USC football: Mitchell is Jekyll and Hyde
Weber: Who's Afraid of USC Now?
USC Understands This Week's Challenge
Oregon's Bellotti doesn't see quarterback choice as a problem for USC
USC's Booty feels good in practice
USC debuts in BCS standings at No. 14
USC goes to backup plan
Gimino: USC dynasty far from over
Wilner: No. 1 USC vs. No. 2 Cal? Could happen
Could USC vs. Cal be a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2?
UW Football Notebook | Carroll was key to Mays leaving
Davis is on the receiving end of attention
USC's Turner has work to do
Question of the week: OU, LSU or USC?
USC wary of upset
USC's Washington wants to return
Coliseum to host non-USC football
NCAA Football Preview - U-S-C Trojans
You can count on this in college football
USC Football Heavy With Special Admits
USC Players Report Today
USC gets deferential treatment from Pac-10 coaches
Trojans' competition limited to rhetoric
Even at SEC event, Pac-10 draws notice
Brinkley highlights 5 from USC on All-SEC
Soward seeks a 2nd chance
KSPN (710 ESPN)/Los Angeles Extends USC Deal to 2011
'RoJo' arrives, but let's keep pressure off
Pac-10 football: The best coaches of the past 20 years
Monte Vista standout picks USC
Time to fight for USC broadcast rights
South Carolina Football Coaches On The Recruiting Trail
Timing is everything for USC quarterback recruit
Stevens to attend USC camp
It’sofficial!
Carroll swears there's no place like USC
Coliseum Commission still pondering possible NFL arrival
Spurrier eyeing first S.C. quarterback
Clemson, USC sack their fans
Football coaches debate early signing period
The Great Scott
USC football notes: Barrett fails to remain eligible
USC football | Newton heading north - way north
Should Reggie Bush Be Forced To Talk
BC, USC close to renewing football ties
Move Those Chains: NFL Draft edition
Giants looking at drafting receivers
Trojan NFL draft preview
Receiving class could tempt Bears
Deputies investigating whether USC players were involved in weekend shooting
Ralph Heywood, 1943 All-American End, Dies
Meyer attends Trojan Huddle
USC Football Notebook: Receiver Holland injures collarbone
Harbaugh stands by words
USC NFL Pro Timing Day
UCLA Predicts 20 Point Football Victory over USC
Skip Holtz returns
Kalil stands out
Spurrier: "Stephen Got Himself Into a Tough Spot"
NFL Combine
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Early arrivals become fashionable
USC reloads on signing day
Saints assistant joins USC football staff
Parade Magazine names Aaron Corp to All-American football team
Football is out of control
Bush's USC story may just be beginning
Raiders Hire USC's Lane Kiffin
USC bashing aside, let's talk about what's really important
USC adjusts game schedule
USC picks up two commitments from Florida
2007 Preseason rankings
USC s Rivers not entering NFL draft
Carroll staying at USC
Wide receiver transfers from Arkansas to USC
Reality check
USC win validates BCS title matchup
USC Makes Strong Argument With Rose Bowl Performance
USC Puts A Pedal to Its Offense
Trojans focused on return to winning By Bruce Feldman
BKC Washington USC Preview
Jackson to return to Trojans
A different kind of game
USC Saving the best for Last
Michigan can get cancelled by USC
USC Trojans back on track
Pac-10 Football: USC: A shell of its former self or primed to break out vs. Oregon?
USC football notes: Ducks big test for Maualuga
Oregon-Southern California Preview
Trojans are trying to get tighter grip
Huskies focus on turnovers
Trojans are taken aback by Stanback
Dawgs remain wary of 3rd-ranked USC
Scouting Report: USC vs. Washington State
Tired Trojans are glad to be home
USC uses Mckay’s coaching formula
Yonus Davis a name to watch for
USC files a complaint on Musburger
USC Trojans wins over Nebraska Huskers
Jones guarantees sure win against USC Trojans
Huskers No. 19 a star in the making
USC vs. Nebraska – The much awaited game
Forward Progress
USC Strong, Colorado flops in 1st Week
Nothing but USC football
Sun Devils Have One-Sided Concerns
Newcomers show ability to impress
Gamecocks Have Secret Weapon at Defensive End
Exit Interview: Ryan and Brandon Ting
Ting brothers to leave USC football team
Cal poised to challenge USC atop Pacific-10
USC still the team to beat
Pigskin Poets event kicks off at the library
College football kicks off
USC Player sues school
Holland improves his chances to get into USC
Top recruits commit
USC football: Lewis won't be back
Cassel confident as Brady's backup
USC May Be Spoiler in NFL Coliseum Plan
Recruiting Week in Review
Celebrating an American Original
Rough at home, but not impossible
Sanchez will not face charges
LA Sports & Entertainment Commission's 4th Annual NFL 101/201
Dates remain same for Huskers' 2006 season
Representatives fail to serve best interests of Reggie Bush
Taylor a striking figure for Valencia
Ex-Wilson star Perez knows what is important
Bush To Wear #25
Reggie Bush Can't Wear 5
SC Athletic Hall of Fame inducts eight members
High hopes selling tickets for Saints, Cardinals
Suspect says he did not shoot Francis
Saints watch Bush
Vince, Reggie and Matt still the darlings of the football crowd
Changing of the QB : Razorbacks won’t have to face three NFL draftees
USC’s Ryan Francis killed in Baton Rouge
USC football notes: Factors help out Sanchez
Morning Briefing
UCLA Hosts USC For Three-Game Pac-10 Series
Death Of Former USC Football Player Ruled Accidental
USC Football scrutinized
USC housing under investigation
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Raiders pick up heralded safety
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2006 USC News

He's a sociology major at USC. His father, Antonio Fargas, is an actor who has appeared in television (including as Huggy Bear on "Starsky and Hutch") and film ("Shaft," "Pretty Baby," "The Gambler" and "Car Wash," among others).

He ran for 6,357 yards and 82 TDs on 668 carries (9.5 avg.), all school records, in his 3-year (1995-97) career at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks (Calif.). As a senior, he was regarded as the nation's top prep running back. He was named a 1997 Parade All-American, USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep National 50, The Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Prep Star All-American, ESPN/National Recruiting Advisor All-American second team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star Western Region Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Western Region Super 30, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team (unanimous), Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division III Offensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Valley MVP, Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley MVP and All-Mission League MVP. In 1997, he rushed for 2,818 yards and 35 TDs on a school-record 313 carries (9.0 avg.). In one game, he ran for 404 yards with 6 TDs. For the second consecutive year, Notre Dame was the CIF Division III runnerup in 1997. As a junior in 1996, he gained 2,970 yards (then the third most in California history) with 38 TDs on 281 carries (10.6 avg.) while earning USA Today All-USA honorable mention, Student Sports Junior All-American, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Cal-Hi Sports Junior All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division III Offensive Co-MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Valley MVP, Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley MVP and All-Mission League MVP honors. He also caught 22 passes for 284 yards (12.9 avg.) with 4 scores in 1996. On one touchdown run, he somersaulted over a pile, landed on his feet and ran 40 yards to the end zone. Notre Dame was the CIF Division III runnerup in 1996. As a 1995 sophomore fullback, he rushed for 569 yards and 9 TDs on 74 carries (7.7 avg.). He also played defensive back all 3 years at Notre Dame. He also ran track at Notre Dame, winning the state 100 meters crown in 1997 (his best in the 100 was 10.47).

Fargas spent 3 seasons (1998-2000) at Michigan, first as a running back before switching to safety in the middle of the 2000 season. As a 1998 freshman, he ran for 277 yards with 1 TD on 77 carries (3.6 avg.) while appearing in Michigan's first 10 games before suffering a season-ending broken right leg in the fourth quarter versus Wisconsin. He led Michigan in kickoff returns in 1998 with 16 for 311 yards (19.4 avg.), and he also caught 1 pass for 5 yards and made 1 tackle that season. He had a team season-best 120 rushing yards on 31 carries at Northwestern. He started once (against Indiana). He was named one of the Top 10 Freshmen in the country by Sports Illustrated. He redshirted the 1999 season while rehabilitating from 3 surgeries to repair his broken leg (2 titanium rods and 12 screws were implanted in his leg in the first surgery, then 4 months later--when the leg wasn't healing properly--doctors were forced to re-break the leg and insert 2 metal plates, then the third surgery was to fix tendons in his right big toe). As a sophomore in 2000, he began the year as a backup running back and gained 85 yards on 18 carries (4.7 avg.), then asked to move to safety after 4 games (making 10 tackles and forcing a fumble). He also returned 7 kickoffs for 124 yards (17.7 avg.) in 2000. Current Trojan Tommy Huff also attended Michigan.

Fargas, who spent the previous 3 years at Michigan, transferred to USC in the spring of 2001 as a tailback, but had to sit out his 2001 junior season because of transfer rules. He spent 2001 serving as the scout team tailback and was impressive. Early in the spring of 2001, he had ligament surgery to straighten his right big toe (a residual effect from a broken leg he suffered at Michigan). He dislocated his left little finger prior to the California game.

After a year's layoff, Fargas crammed his entire USC career into his 2002 senior season. He was slated to start at tailback, but a 2002 pre-season right hamstring strain forced him out of the Auburn opener, slowed him in the next contest at Colorado and delayed his starting role. After serving as a backup the first half of the season, he started 5 late-season games (Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, UCLA and Iowa) and made an impact. He even returned some kickoffs. Overall in 2002 while appearing in 12 games, he ran for 715 yards on 161 carries (4.4 avg.) with 7 TDs, caught 8 passes for 101 yards (12.6 avg.) and returned 7 kickoffs for 132 yards (18.9 avg.). He made the 2002 All-Pac-10 second team. He won USC's Player of the Game versus Notre Dame Award and USC's Courage Award. He was invited to play in the 2003 Senior Bowl. Fargas saw his first action as a Trojan (he had a 4-yard run) at Colorado, where he put himself into the game without the coaches knowing. He gained 24 yards on 6 tries at Kansas State, 41 yards on 17 rushes against Oregon State, 33 yards on 12 carries at Washington State and had a 1-yard carry against California. He had 22 yards on 6 tries (with a 13-yard TD. his first at USC) against Washington. At Oregon in his first start as a Trojan, he ran for a career-high 139 yards on 27 carries with a 15-yard TD. He had a team-best 43 yards on 9 carries (with a 7-yard TD) at Stanford and ran for a game-best 125 yards on 26 carries with a 3-yard TD (he also caught 2 passes for 48 yards and returned a kickoff 22 yards) versus Arizona State. He added 41 yards on 16 tries (he scored a 1-yard TD) and he had a 3-yard reception at UCLA and had 20 carries for 120 yards (both game bests), plus 4 catches for 41 yards and a 26-yard kickoff return, against Notre Dame. He had a game-best 122 yards on 20 carries (with touchdowns of 4 and a career-long 50 yards) against Iowa in the Orange Bowl, plus he caught a 9-yard pass and returned 2 kickoffs for 33 yards.

Justin Fargas was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

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