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USC football: De'Von Flournoy's role could increase

September 18, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • USC wide receiver De'Von Flournoy breaks away from Boston College linebacker Josh Keyes in the first half of their game Saturday at the Coliseum.
USC wide receiver De'Von Flournoy breaks away from Boston College… (Chris Carlson / Associated…)

USC receiver De'Von Flournoy had only one career catch going into last week's game against Boston College.

The fifth-year senior doubled that with two key receptions in the Trojans' 35-7 victory.

Flournoy caught a nine-yard pass from Cody Kessler in the first quarter to help set up the Trojans' first touchdown. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Max Wittek in the fourth quarter to set up a touchdown.

All-American Marqise Lee said Flournoy has been a leader for the receiving corps.

"D-Flo knows the playbook from left to right to the back of his hand," Lee said. "At this point now, he's doing what he's supposed to do."

Flournoy's role could expand Saturday against Utah State.

Freshman receiver Darreus Rogers suffered an apparent ankle injury against Boston College and was on crutches early this week.

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