USC Trojans in the NFL: Preseason Week 1

Preseason NFL action kicked off last Thursday, and the first week proved to be a coming out party for two Trojans in San Diego, as Marc Tyler and Nick Perry(above) had stellar performances in their first game with the Green Bay Packers.

Perry led all Trojans in defensive statistics, with three tackles and a sack, as he got his feet wet at the outside linebacker position. As for Tyler, he led the alums in rushing and was the best offensive player, totaling 52 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

On Monday night, the Raiders had two Heisman Trophy-winning Trojans under center, but both Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer struggled to get the offense moving, as Oakland ended up losing the affair 3-0.


Matt Leinart, QB (Oakland Raiders): 11 for 16, 98 yards
Matt Cassel, QB (Kansas City Chiefs): 5 for 6, 61 yards, 1 TD
Mark Sanchez, QB (New York Jets): 4 for 6, 21 yards
Carson Palmer, QB (Oakland Raiders): 3 for 6, 33 yards, 1 INT
TOTAL: 20 for 34, 213 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT


Marc Tyler, RB (Green Bay Packers): 13 carries, 52 yards
Joe McKnight, RB (New York Jets): 7 carries, 32 yards
Reggie Bush, RB (Miami Dolphins): 4 carries, 17 yards
Mark Sanchez, QB (New York Jets): 1 carry, 4 yards
Matt Cassel, QB (Kansas City Chiefs): 1 carry, 2 yards
Carson Palmer, QB (Oakland Raiders): 1 carry, 1 yards
Matt Leinart, QB (Oakland Raiders): 1 carry, 0 yards
TOTAL: 28 carries, 108 yards


Joe McKnight, RB (New York Jets): 3 catches, 34 yards
Patrick Turner, WR (New York Jets): 3 catches, 21 yards
Marc Tyler, RB (Green Bay Packers): 3 catches, 16 yards
Jordan Cameron, TE (Cleveland Browns): 2 catches, 58 yards
Brandon Carswell, WR (Oakland Raiders): 2 catches, 19 yards
Rhett Ellison, TE (Minnesota Vikings): 2 catches, 17 yards
Anthony McCoy, TE (Seattle Seahawks): 2 catches, 13 yards
David Ausberry, TE (Oakland Raiders): 1 catch, 11 yards
TOTAL: 18 catches, 189 yards


Nick Perry, LB (Green Bay Packers): 3 tackles, 1 sack
Taylor Mays, S (Cincinnati Bengals): 3 tackles
Shareece Wright, CB (San Diego Chargers): 3 tackles
Rey Maualuga, LB (Cincinatti Bengals): 2 tackles, 1 sack
Kaluka Maiava, LB (Cleveland Browns): 2 tackles
Keith Rivers, LB (New York Giants): 2 tackles
Everson Griffen, DE (Minnesota Vikings): 1 tackle
Clay Matthews, LB (Green Bay Packers): 1 tackle
Fili Moala, DT (Indianapolis Colts): 1 tackle
Kyle Moore, DE (Buffalo Bills): 1 tackle
Malcolm Smith, LB (Seattle Seahawks): 1 tackle
Kevin Thomas, CB (Philadelphia Eagles): 1 tackle
TOTAL: 22 tackles, 2 sacks


Tom Malone, P (St. Louis Rams): 2 punts, 72 yards
TOTAL: 2 for 72 yards

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