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Brian Cushing Named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Former Southern Cal linebacker Brian Cushing is the NFL’s AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. Cushing finished the year with 133 tackles (86 solo), five sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. Cushing received 39 of the 50 votes for this honor. Texans linebacker Cushing named AP Defensive ROY [cnnsi]

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Peter King on Clay Matthews

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Here is an excerpt from Peter King’s weekly Monday Morning QB (Tuesday edition) on former USC linebacker Clay Matthews: Clay Matthews, 14 games into his NFL career, has become the Packers’ biggest playmaker. The Green Bay outside linebacker, son of the longtime NFL linebacker, either sacked or pressured Ben Roethlisberger […]

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The Trojan rookie boon

Inarguably, USC lost a lot of talent to the NFL Draft following the 2008 season. A closer look at the stats reveals just how incredibly much. The 11 Trojan draft picks from last year have played in a combined 95 games and racked up a combined 54 starts during their rookie seasons this fall — […]

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The New Linebacker U

(Photo of Brian Cushing looking to kill somebody by Icon Sports Media) Check out this article from Len Pasquarelli at ESPN about the success four rookies from USC are having in the NFL this season. Here is an excerpt: Putting four linebackers into the NFL in one year, all of them rookie starters at one […]

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Week 11 NFL Highlights

This weeks highlights of former Trojans features Clay Matthew, Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Rey Rey, Steve Smith, Matt Cassel and Brian Cushing. Fight on and FUCLA! (Video Courtesy of Eric Espinoza and the USC video operations department)

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Week 9 NFL Highlights

Here are some week 9 highlights of former Trojans now playing in the NFL. This week features David Buehler, Dwayne Jarrett, Reggie Bush, Terrell Thomas, Steve Smith, Kevin Ellison, Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga (Cinco Ocho), Carson Palmer, Troy Polamalu and Brian Cushing. Fight On! (Video created by Eric Espinoza and the USC video operations department)

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Cushing for NFL Rookie of the Week

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) For four out of seven weeks of this NFL season, a USC rookie has won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award. Mark Sanchez won the award three times and Clay Mattews won in week 6. This week Brian Cushing is nominated. Cushing had 10 tackles, one sack and […]

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Cushing and Matthews Honored

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) In Pete King’s Monday Morning Quarterback awards section this week, he wrote about former USC linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews. Both were his defensive players of the week, or as he called it “the USC rookie linebacker alumni section.” Here is what King has to say about Brian Cushing: […]

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The new L.B.U.

Linebacker U appears to have moved to L.A. Three Trojan linebackers will be playing big roles when the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans meet on Sunday, as Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing will be starting for their respective teams. Rivers and Cushing lead their teams in tackles so far this year. Read all […]

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Sanchez and Cushing Nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Last week Mark Sanchez won the Pepsi NFL rookie of the week award. Sanchez is again nominated for this honor along with former USC linebacker Brian Cushing. Sanchez led the Jets to a 16-9 win over their hated rival the New England Patriots. Sanchez finished the day 14 for 22 […]

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Blogger debate: USC-Ohio State

AP Photo Quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Matt Barkley will be the focal point for Saturday’s Ohio State-USC throwdown. Posted by ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg and Ted Miller All eyes will be on Columbus this weekend as No. 3 USC visits No. 8 Ohio State (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Before the two teams lock horns on the […]

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