USC running back Tre Madden signed with the Seattle Seahawks after he went unpicked in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Tre Madden is a Seahawk.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Madden as an undrafted free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft was completed Saturday, according to First Picks Sports.
Madden joins former Trojan head coach Pete Carroll as well as linebacker Mike Morgan and cornerback George Farmer in Seattle.
With an instinctive, powerful running style, Madden put his name alongside that of Marcus Allen and other Trojans greats when he started the 2013 season with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games. He had four 100-yard games in the first five games, falling just shy of the fifth.
Unfortunately, Madden suffered a hamstring injury against Arizona and was hampered for the remainder of the season.
In 2014, a preseason turf toe injury kept him out for the entire year. When he was finally able to return to the field in 2015, he managed a strong 5.3 yards per carry average, but was continually limited by a nagging knee injury.
Madden’s injury-riddled Trojan career actually started on the defensive side of the ball. He was a back up linebacker as a freshman in 2011 before making the switch to running back in spring of 2012. That spring held many signs of things to come — Madden drew rave reviews for his running but tore his ACL and missed the entire 2012 season.
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Kevon Seymour became USC’s first and only pick of Day 3 on Saturday when the Buffalo Bills picked him in the sixth round.
On Friday, Su’a Cravens was picked by the Washington Redskins in the second round while Max Tuerk went to the San Diego Chargers and Cody Kessler was unexpectedly selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round.
All told, the Trojans had four draft picks in 2016, bringing USC’s total to 496 all-time.