Huskies and USC go at it Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
Huskies working towards Sept. 1 opener vs. SDSU.
Hit to running backs depth opens opportunities.
Huskies finish up first Saturday practice of the spring under sunny Seattle skies.
Huskies have beaten Trojans two seasons in a row - both on last-second field goals.
2012: Made three tackles vs. San Diego State and also at LSU ... had five tackles, including a tackle for loss, as a starting linebacker in the win over Portland State ... had one tackle vs. Stanford and at Oregon ... recorded four tackles at Arizona ... started vs. Oregon State and at Cal ... had six tackles in the win over the Beavers and seven in the victory in Berkeley ... missed some time due to injury, but returned to play in the MAACO Bowl, where he had one tackle ... served as a game captain for the San Diego State game.
2011: Played in and started all 13 games at one outside linebacker spot ... best game of the year was in the Apple Cup ... notched nine total tackles, including four tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... season-high 12 tackles in the game at USC ... eight tackles and a forced fumble at Oregon State ... notched three tackles, including a late, important sack, and also added a fumble recovery in the win over Arizona ... six tackles, including a sack, vs. Oregon ... six tackles, including one and a half for a loss, in the season opener vs. EWU ... seven tackles at Utah ... had a sack at Nebraska.
2010: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, mainly on special teams ... started at one outside linebacker spot at Oregon ... one of 14 true freshman to play this season, and one of eight to start at least one game ... served as a game captain for the USC game ... had two big special-teams tackles in the Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska ... season-high six tackles, as well as a forced fumble, at Arizona ... two tackles in the win at Cal ... also one stop each vs. UCLA and Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team All-Moore League honors at linebacker in 2009 ... also saw action at running back, tight end and wide receiver ... also a first-team all-league selection as a junior (at linebacker) ... helped lead Panthers to CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs in 2008 ... teamed with fellow Husky LB John Timu at Jordan ... rated the No. 50 middle linebacker prospect in the country by scout.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played under coach Scott Meyer.