The USC Multi-Sport Athlete

Courtesy of StackTV and Youtube

Being the best football player in the state is no longer good enough. Not for Pete. He wants his athletes to excel at every sport. Or at least prove excellent in two or three. Take redshirt freshman and backup DE/DT Trey Henderson for instance. Henderson played basketball and track while at Vancouver College and threw hammer for USC’s track team last season. In fact the strength, speed and agility that comes with track seems a good match for Trojan football players. As according to WeAreSC:

[4-star receiver/CB commit Randall Carroll] who is finishing up his junior year at Cathedral, ran a scorching 10.42 in the 100 and a 20.91 in the 200 to capture the titles and join recent USC football players as Darrell Rideaux, Kareem Kelly and Justin Fargas as California State sprint champions. Both times for Carroll were the leading times in the state this year.

Brian Baucham, an incoming cornerback from West HS in Torrance, took up the sport of hurdling two months ago in an effort to stay in shape for football season and ended up as the state champion in the 300M hurdles with a time of 37.26 (best in the state this year)…Another incoming Trojan, Blake Ayles from Orange Lutheran, also did well as he took 2nd place in the discus with a personal best throw of 193-06.

Taking Pete’s words to heart, same goes for tailgating too… I say forget all these one hit wonders. I myself am going for the hat trick this 2008 season. Yes, the DePo strives to excel at flip cup, beer bong and beer pong. It’s a lofty goal…but with proper training and tolerance building, I think I can get there.


0 thoughts on “The USC Multi-Sport Athlete

  1. My son is a three sport athlete and I’m trying to find a book about training recommendations for transitioning from one season to the next. As a freshman he was attending four different practices and weight training over summer and I’m just wondering about recovery etc
    I fully agree kids should not have to choose if they have the passion and ability to compete in multisports.

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