What’s that about Pete Carroll’s USC-Hawks? Maybe it’s Jacksonville that is destination for a pipeline of USC football players.
After drafting Marqise Lee as their seventh Trojan draftee in franchise history, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced today via press release that they claimed former USC running back and current linebacker Allen Bradford off waivers. Bradford was waived by the New York Giants after playing 10 games last season.
Bradford signed with the Trojans as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the nation back in 2006, but he ultimately played running back while at USC given a linebacker corps that included Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews and Keith Rivers.
The Colton product’s best season at Troy came as a senior in 2010, when he ran for 794 yards on 110 carries. In his final game as a Trojan, Bradford rushed for 212 yards on 28 carries in a win over UCLA at the Rose Bowl, capped off with two long fourth quarter touchdowns to seal the victory.
It was his second 200-yard game of the season, after putting up 223 yards in a last second loss to Steve Sarkisian’s Washington Huskies.
Bradford was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 and has bounced around with the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants. Then-Seahawks defensive coordinator and current Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley re-converted Bradford to a linebacker.