99 Best USC Football Players By Jersey Number

Staff- Reign of Troy
3 of 100

No. 98 Kurt Barber

Much like Tim Ryan, Kurt Barber was the first bright spot in his number, as an outside linebacker and teammate of No. 99.

Barber was an All-Pac-10 selection at linebacker and was a bright spot on USC’s special teams, winning the Special Teams Player of Year Award as a sophomore in 1989.

The following year, Barber formed a strong duo with All-American Scott Ross, but led the Trojans in both tackles and forced fumbles. A year later as a senior, he was USC’s leader in sacks.

Barber was drafted by the New York Jets in the 1992 NFL Draft but didn’t have a lengthy career as a pro, before retiring after the 1995 season.

Junior college transfer Josh Fatu is set to wear No. 98 in 2016.