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Legacy Jersey Numbers

from Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES: As you’ve probably read or heard about, jersey numbers and the assigning of jersey numbers can affect a player’s state of mind, comfort level, and sometimes stress level to live up to the number’s glorious past.

As it pertains to the 2015 USC Trojans, the reality is that with the exception of the already retired Trojans numbers, every jersey number worn by a player can be traced back to a former player of some significance – offense and/or defense.

Here are the 2015 Trojans starters or co-starters on the first depth chart heading into fall practice, and the legacy jersey numbers they wear either knowingly or unknowingly.

Click here to read the full story at the ESPN USC blog

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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