The 1989 Trojans: Where are they now?


The L.A. Times has published an interactive team photo of the 1989 Trojan team that played in the 1990 Rose Bowl — you can mouse-over players to see where they are today.

There are those you probably know about–like Junior Seau, John Jackson, Pat Harlow, and Dan Owens, who went on to enjoy different degrees of NFL success.

But there are plenty of other stories you probably don’t know about–like TE Yonnie Jackson, who is now a lawyer in Northern California; hard-hitting S Cleveland Colter, who now owns a catering business in Phoenix, AZ; or RB Aaron Emanuel, who went from a highly-touted young RB (whose discipline problems most likely cost him NFL riches) to a substitute teacher in Culver City.

1989 USC Team Interactive Photo [L.A. Times]

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

4 thoughts on “The 1989 Trojans: Where are they now?

  1. Marc Peterlin is my brother and I tripped over this picture when I was searching for a USC picture. He is a Physician’s Assistant at UCSF and routinely does Orthopedic surgery (Backs, Joints, Bones, ect.). He is married now and participates in Triathalons nationwide in the Extera, MTB and TBF circuts with his wife of two years, Jayne. If anyone would like his email, let me know and I’ll pass it on to you.

  2. aaron
    it reynaldo i lived in fresno ca i i used to make you tri wtip at my house you used to play tecmobolw with my son louis we had a swin pool

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