USC Linebackers Continue Great Tradition: Check Out the Trojans Fanastic Four


Published: March 24, 2009


... There aren’t too many programs that can compete with the lineage of linebackers to come out of USC. 

Miami, Penn St., and Ohio St. all have strong cases to make in this argument, but at least for this past season, the Trojans were the head of the class.

In this years upcoming NFL draft, USC produced four linebackers who will play on Sundays. Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews Jr., and Kaluka Maiava, together formed arguably the best linebacker unit in college football history.

The hard hitting Maualuga is the most well known of the quartet. Big play Rey could be a fitting nickname with his penchant for highlight reel tackles and running back interceptions for TD’s. 

Maualuga capped off his great career being named to the 2008 All American team by the Associated Press, and by winning the 2008 Bednarik Award. He injured himself at the combines, but is considered the top middle linebacker prospect in the country and should be o...

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