Trojans lead the nation in starting true freshman

Ohio State has played 6; Auburn, 5; West Virginia, 8; Florida, 12.

USC has played 13 “true” freshmen so far this season.

1.) Emmanuel Moody
2.) C.J. Gable
3.) Allen Bradford
4.) Travon Patterson
5.) Taylor Mays
6.) Shareece Wright
7.) Walker Ashley
8.) Alex Parsons
9.) Vidal Hazelton
10.) David Ausberry
11.) Garret Green
12.) Antwine Perez
13.) Stanley Havili

If any of these strike you as incorrect, let us know, you may have been studying the kick coverage more acutely than us. (The first 8 though all have game-related statistics.)

And then listen to this exchange, and Tim Tessalone’s classic response at the end.

One of the Trojans’ beat writers told me that by themselves, David Ausberry, Vidal Hazelton, Jamere Holland and Travon Patterson “are probably more talented than any other receiving unit in the country.”

“You mean, more talented than any other four freshmen on any other team?” I asked.

“More talented than any other team’s receivers, period,” he said.

“Hey guys,” said Tim Tessalone, the Trojans sports information director, who’d overheard the exchange. “Time to put the bong down.”


Trojan treatment [SI]

Kyle Bunch

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

5 thoughts on “Trojans lead the nation in starting true freshman

  1. FYI: Notre Dame has played 15, though, unlike SC, much of that can be attributed to horrible depth in the sophomore and junior classes.

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