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Photos: Tez an Army All-American

<!—-><!—->This week, five-star linebacker and USC commitment Vontaze Burfict was officially invited to the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio (Texas) Jan. 3. In front of a large group of fans and schoolmates at Husky Stadium, Burfict accepted his invitation to represent the West – following in the footsteps of Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga, Brian […]

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Keith Rivers Jawbreaker

Keith Rivers was dealt a season-ending blow that broke his jaw last Sunday. He was having a productive season and was tied for 2nd in team tackles prior to this injury.

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And the nominees are …

Some familiar names are on the ballot for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. Check out the former USC players under consideration: Ryan Kalil (C, Carolina) Deuce Lutui (G, Arizona) Sam Baker (T, Atlanta Falcons) Matt Cassel (QB, New England) Carson Palmer (QB, Cincinnati) Justin Fargas (RB, Oakland) LenDale White (RB, Tennessee) Reggie Bush (both as […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 2

Matt Cassel (QB, New England) was the most watched Trojan in week two. Nothing spectacular, no mistakes, it was a simply a solid performance that got the job done. He completed 16-of-23 for 165 yards and picked up 7 yards on 2 carries. As he pointed out in a post-game interview, all that matters are […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 1

Reggie Bush (RB, New Orleans) is up to his old tricks, taking 8 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown in addition to 51 yards on 14 carries. His score was the game winner (24-20 over Tampa Bay), and his longest playes were 26 yards on the ground and 42 in the air. Fellow running […]

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The NFL Is Back

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) And so was the Saints offense, which Reggie Bush aided with 163 total yards, including a 42 yard romp for a touchdown. Sedrick Ellis and the Saints D-Line now under Ed Orgeron also looked great. Other USC notables were Keith Rivers with 9 tackles in his debut with the Cincinnati […]

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For Cushing staying healthy is the key

Last season Brian Cushing was looking to do some great things. He was coming off a Rose Bowl MVP and his presence on the defense was going to be key for SC to possibly getting to another BCS title game. But an ankle injury in the very first game against Idaho set his season back […]

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Rivers needs to learn fast

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker Rivers Cincinnati Bengals rookie linebacker Keith Rivers will finally join the team Wednesday after 10 days and 12 missed practices. He signed a six-year deal with the team late Tuesday night. Coming from USC and being tutored by position coach and former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., Rivers joined Cincinnati […]

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Rivers Signs with Cincinnati

USC alum Keith Rivers is reporting on his blog: Wanted to let everyone know in the Yard that I signed my contract tonight about 10:00 and then got checked into the dorms at Georgetown College. I am very excited and I am anxious to get back out onto the field and start working with my […]

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Morning take: Rivers talks remain sluggish

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker Here is your one-stop shopping for news around the AFC North: A source told ESPN.com that, as of Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals and rookie Keith Rivers remain “far apart” in contract negotiations. Morning take: Although the distance can change at any moment, this is still a hard one to figure […]

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Scout Q&A: USC LB Rey Maualuga

One of the best linebackers in the country, USC’s Rey Maualuga is a tremendous physical presence on the Trojans defense and has been a consistent force. At 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, Maualuga is the prototypical inside linebacker that any team in the NFL would love to get their hands on, but they will have to wait another […]

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Lewis on rookies: ‘Wow’

First-round draft pick Keith Rivers, a linebacker from Southern Cal, worked on the weak-side position – which he played in college – and impressed coaches with his fluid play and work ethic. Coaches were impressed, too, with Rivers’ natural leadership and ability to call his position players together. “He showed things that are innate,” Lewis […]

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