Senior offensive tackle Kevin Graf has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, which will take place on Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 6, 2014
Out of Agoura Hills High School, Graf was one of only two linemen who signed with USC in 2009.
In 2011, Graf made 11 starts at right tackle as the Trojans went on to finish with a 10-2 record. His play earned him a honorable mention on CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American team.
Graf carried on the tradition in his family of attending USC, following in the footsteps of his father, Allan, and brother, Derek.
Allan was a member of the Trojans’ 1972 team that won a national title, and Derek was part of the group that won the 2003 Orange Bowl.
In an interview with Garry Paskwietz, Graf discussed his emotional ties to USC and how it influenced his decision to return for a redshirt senior season in 2013.
As a three-year starter, Graf’s departure leaves a hole at right takcle that the Trojans haven’t had to worry about unless there was an injury.
Currently, Graf is the only Trojan slated to play in the East-West game.