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Best case-worst case: USC
New kicker enables USC to dial long distance
USC Trojans fighting back from NCAA sanctions
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Humble USC fullback Stanley Havili takes advice before NFL career
USC suspends Marc Tyler
Two USC Trojans 2012 commits named to 2011 Butkus Award HS watch list
The Trojans keep marching on
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Trojans land tight end
USC vs. Ohio State Side by Side
USC coach Lane Kiffin set to meet with NCAA board
NCAA denies USC’s appeal of penalties
Pac-12 football: Updated projections for the league race
USC football: Troy Polamalu graduates with history degree
Five things to watch in USC's spring game
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USC football: Will Matt Barkley join the 30-10 club?
Will early enrollees help USC?
USC spring preview: 10 players to watch (No. 3)
USC hires Nebraska's Gilmore as WRs coach
USC signing-day rewind: Five observations
Oregon's Casey Matthews hard to miss because of name, hair
USC WR Collier leaves Trojans, but WR Ambles stays
Langi's choice: Running back will choose between Utes and USC
Missed chances, shots doom USC
USC signs two more JC gridders
Football recruiting: Losing Aaron Douglas hurts
Bradford, USC Finish Strong
USC’s Matt Barkley Likely To Start In Finale Against UCLA
Kiffin takes dig at former coach
USC building its foundation with blocks
NFL preparation is another motivator for USC players
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
Football in February
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
Paris Hilton - Now Dating USC football star
Raiders pick up heralded safety
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What's the deal with LenDale White?
USC Trojans (Booty to return earlier than expected)



2006 USC News

He's a public policy and management major at USC. In his spare time, he likes to fish. As a 10-year-old, he was a finalist in the national Punt, Pass and Kick competition. His brother, John, was an offensive guard at San Jose State in 1994 and 1995.

He was named to the 1999 USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Reebok ESPN All-American, The Sporting News Top 101, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Prep Star Western Super 30, Super Prep All-Farwest, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Las Vegas Sun Super 11 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I Co-Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times Glenn Davis Award (as the top Southern California prep football player), Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP and All-Serra League MVP as a senior at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana (Calif.). He made 138 tackles, 6 interceptions (2 were returned for TDs), 7 tackles for losses and 2 forced fumbles as a free safety and ran for 945 yards on 116 carries (8.1 avg) with 14 TDs as a running back (he also played some quarterback early in the season, completing 21-of-41 passes, 51.2%, for 300-plus yards) in 1999. Mater Dei was the CIF Division I co-champion.

As a junior in 1998, he made Student Sports Junior All-American, Cal-Hi All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Orange County Back of the Year and Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP. He rushed for more than 1,600 yards with 21 TDs on offense and made 130 tackles, 6 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions on defense in 1998. In the 1998 CIF Division I championship game, which Mater Dei won, he earned Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game honors (he ran for 244 yards, with a 7.4 average, and 2 TDs).

As a 1997 sophomore, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team. He played in 4 CIF championship games in his career, winning 3 of them. Current Trojans Matt Leinart and Will Collins also went to at Mater Dei.

Grootegoed, a reserve safety, appeared briefly on special teams in the Penn State opener (he did not make a tackle), but then came down with mononucleosis and was sidelined for the rest of his 2000 freshman season. Because of the early illness, he was allowed to redshirt in 2000, his first year at USC.

Grootegoed started for his second season at strongside linebacker as a sophomore in 2002 and led the Trojans in tackles. Overall in 2002 while starting all 13 games, he had a team-best 81 tackles, including a team-best 16.5 for losses of 81 yards (with a team-high 8 sacks for 54 yards), plus 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, an interception which he returned 49 yards and 4 deflections. He made the 2002 All-Pac-10 first team. He missed 2002 spring practice while recovering from a leg injury he suffered during the 2001 season.

He had 3 tackles against Auburn and Colorado, then 9 (1.5 for a loss) at Kansas State, 5 (3 for a loss) against Oregon State. He then had a team-best 9 tackles (1 for a loss) at Washington State. He had a career-best (and team-high) 11 tackles (2 were sacks) and forced a fumble (on a sack) that he recovered (to set up a TD) against California (he also later recovered an on-side kick). Against Washington, he had 3 tackles (1 for a loss) and an interception (which he returned 49 yards to set up a USC TD). He made a team-best 8 tackles at Oregon (with a deflection), 8 stops (including 3 sacks) and a deflection at Stanford and 5 tackles (with a sack) against Arizona State. He ahd a game-best 8 tackles (1 for a loss) at UCLA and added 3 tackles (2 for losses, with a sack) and a deflection against Notre Dame. Against Iowa in the Orange Bowl, he had a game-best 6 tackles (including a 13-yard sack) and forced 2 fumbles (USC recovered 1 to set up a field goal).

Grootegoed started for his third season at strongside linebacker as a junior in 2003. But he sprained his left ankle against Stanford, played briefly against Notre Dame before respraining it, then missed USC's next 4 games of 2003 before seeing brief action against Oregon State (while starting) and Michigan. Overall in 2003 while appearing in 9 games (starting 8), he had 41 tackles, including 4.5 for losses of 24 yards (with 1.5 sacks for 12 yards), plus 1 deflection, 1 fumble recovery and 2 forced fumbles. He was 1 of 11 semifinalists for the 2003 Butkus Award (the only Pac-10 selection) and 1 of 12 semifinalists for the 2003 Lombardi Award. He was named to the 2003 All-Pac-10 second team. He had 5 tackles and forced a fumble (setting up a USC field goal) at Auburn, added 9 stops, a fumble recovery (which set up a USC TD) and a deflection against BYU and then had 4 tackles and a forced fumble (to set up a USC TD) against Hawaii. He made 8 tackles at California, 9 at Arizona State (with 2 for loses) and 4 against Stanford. He had 1 tackle in brief action against both Notre Dame and Michigan.

Grootegoed, an All-American candidate who has uncanny football instincts and can usually be found at the point of action, returns for his fourth season as a starting linebacker as a senior in 2004. After spending the past 3 years on the strong side, he moved to the weak side in 2004 spring practice.

He was recently a linebacker for the Detroit Lions.




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Grand jury reduces Jefferson charge, clears Johns
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LSU's Jefferson charged with misdemeanor simple battery
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