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USC football: Receiver Marqise Lee is elevating his game

August 06, 2013
  • USC's All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee had 118 catches for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Trojans last season.
USC's All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee had 118 catches for… (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

USC receiver Marqise Lee does not appear to be slowing down after winning the Biletnikoff Award and finishing fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting last season.

On Monday during a full-squad drill, the All-American made a leaping catch in the end zone for a touchdown.

"He said, 'Put it  up and I'll go get it,'" quarterback Cody Kessler said. "I threw that one and honestly, I went 'Dang, I overthrew it.'

"He ... literally went up and got it. It's nice to have someone that athletic."

Last season, Lee caught a school-record 118 passes, 14 for touchdowns.

The junior also averaged 28.3 yards per kickoff return.


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