USC Trojans All-Time Lists

99 Best USC Football Players By Jersey Number

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No. 99 Tim Ryan

There haven’t been many No. 99s in USC football history, but it’s quietly become one of the most productive numbers, with a pair of All-Americans. The first? Tim Ryan, who was twice mentioned among the nation’s best players.

A menacing defensive end, Ryan set and still holds the single-season record for tackles for loss in a season with 28, having set it in a dominant senior season in 1989.

He was one of the stars of a stout USC defense that boasted four All-Americans in a two-year stretch, with Ryan, Junior Seau, Mark Carrier and Scott Ross.

Ryan’s legacy at No. 99 carried on with Ennis Davis earning All-Pac-10 honors in the ‘90s, followed by Mike Patterson becoming an All-American in 2004.

Most recently worn by four-year starter Antwaun Woods, powerful freshman Oluwole Betiku will wear it in 2016.

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