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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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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
Draft Surprises Are the Least of U.S.C.'s Recent Concerns
What's the deal with LenDale White?
USC Trojans (Booty to return earlier than expected)



2006 USC News

William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns.

The middle of three children, McGinest attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, where he was a two sport phenom, garnering all-state honors in football and basketball. On the gridiron, he earned All-American recognition from Super Prep, Blue Chip and Tom Lemming magazines and was selected to countless all-star teams, earning all-city, all-state, and all-region honors as a linebacker in 1989. He totaled 107 tackles, including 18 sacks, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed, including an interception, and blocked four kicks as a senior. On the courts, he earned Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West," All-CIF Southern Section and all-league honors while averaging 14 points per game during the 1989-90 season.

Some of McGinest's classmates at Poly included rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G., singer Nate Dogg, actress Cameron Diaz, and GC Pro's Paul Henry.

From 1990 to 1993, McGinest played football at the University of Southern California. He wore number 55 and carried on the legacy of the jersey established by his predecessor, All-American linebacker Junior Seau. McGinest earned all-conference honors three straight years and earned All-American acclaim. During his senior year (1993), he was a Lombardi Award finalist, and earned Playboy All-American and All-Pac-10 conference honors. He started every game at weakside defensive end for the Trojans. McGinest finished his collegiate career with 193 tackles (134 solos), 29 sacks (171 yards), 48 tackles for loss (238 yards) and 26 passes batted away, registered 68 tackles (42 solos), including six sacks and 13 tackles for losses, and caused one fumble and recovered another. McGinest received a degree in public administration from USC in 1994.

McGinest was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1994 NFL draft. He had been one of the cornerstones for New England's success in winning the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, and 2004. He was nominated to the Pro Bowl twice--in 1996 and 2003. At the start of the 2005 season, he ranked fourth among the Patriots all-time sack leaders with 72 career sacks.

In the 2005 wild-card game (which the Pats won 28-3) against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he set an NFL postseason record by recording 4.5 sacks in one game as well as breaking Bruce Smith's record for the most all-time sacks in the postseason with 16 currently. His 78 career sacks rank third all time for the Patriots. The Patriots released the veteran linebacker on March 9, 2006. Although the Patriots weren't struggling to get under the $102 million cap, McGinest carried a cap figure of more than $7 million, which ultimately led to the Patriots' decision to cut him. On March 15, 2006, he signed with the Cleveland Browns, whose head coach, Romeo Crennel, was the Patriots' defensive coordinator. McGinest signed a three-year deal worth $12 million with $6 million in guarantees and bonuses.

When it comes to donating time and money to charitable organizations, McGinest has a solid reputation as being one of the most generous givers in all of sports. He remains dedicated to his native Long Beach, where he established the Willie McGinest Freedom School, a program which aims to provide social and cultural enrichment for neighborhood youth. On May 3, 2005, the city council of Long Beach declared that every year, May 3 will be recognized as Willie McGinest Day in recognition of his longstanding charitable efforts and civic involvement. During the 2004 holiday season, McGinest sponsored "Shop with a Jock," an event that gave 50 Boston-area children the opportunity to go on a $100 shopping spree with him and his teammates.

McGinest owns an entertainment company in Los Angeles called "55 Entertainment." McGinest and his childhood friend Snoop Dogg are also founders and co-owners of Icon Sports + Entertainment, a company geared toward helping athletes realize their potential in the entertainment industry.

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