The 2010s All-Decade Team of USC football players is uber-talented.
The 2010s was one of the most memorable decades of USC football, if not for the football itself, but for the storylines generated by the Trojans’ biggest triumphs, follies and superstars. It was an era of historic highs, bewildering lows and rampant underachievement, all despite an impressive pool of talent.
The said talent combines for one of the most impressive collections of players in school history, as USC football’s 2010s All-Decade team features several All-Americans, a litany of record holders, a couple trophy winners and numerous All-Pac-12 first-teamers.
For a decade with a single conference championship, it’s both formidable and telling.
Let us remember the decade by honoring its stars, begin in the secondary.
USC football 2010s CB: Adoree’ Jackson
Before Adoree’ Jackson, USC had not had a cornerback voted as a first team All-American ever. Jackson, of course, changed that.
When he arrived at USC in 2014 he made an immediate impact as a true freshman starter. He was a Freshman All-American first team selection by multiple publications.
By 2015 he was an All-Pac-12 first team pick and a finalist for the Hornung Award while winning USC’s team MVP Award.
Jackson took himself to the next level in 2016 when he became USC’s second ever Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s best defensive back. It was a well-earned award as the super athlete delivered huge moments for the Trojans, from two key interceptions in an upset of Washington to a truly jaw-dropping toe-tapped interception against Colorado.
2nd-Team CB: Kevon Seymour Kevon Seymour started 24 games from 2012 to 2015. He was the defensive MVP of the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl and established himself as a reliable cover man, though injury prevented him from earning many honors by the end of his career.
3rd-Team CB: Shareece Wright Shareece Wright only played one season in the decade, but it was the best of his Trojan career. As a senior in 2010, he was a team captain, led USC in deflections, forced two fumbles, blocked a field goal and was a Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second teamer.