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Ellis Has No Regrets

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — Former two-time USC Trojans All-American nose tackle Sedrick Ellis was all smiles when he recently attended his alma mater’s spring game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but there’s been one burning question that has bewildered Trojans fans, as pertains to Ellis’ early retirement from the NFL.

Why would this powerful and likable athlete elect to call it quits at just 28, having completed a relatively healthy five seasons in the NFL, and in the prime of his lucrative professional career?

“I was sick of football and football was sick of me,” a perfectly content Ellis said while flashing his wide trademark smile and recalling his stunning 2013 retirement.

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Greg Katz
Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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