August 17, 1993 |
Nearly three decades have passed since an athlete from Roosevelt High in East Los Angeles, Mike Garrett, began the USC tradition of Heisman Trophy-grade tailbacks. And another how-time-flies statistic: Not one of the players currently fighting for that hallowed job was even born when O.J. Simpson last played for the Trojans. In fact, the two leaders for the position, Dwight McFadden and Scott Fields, were grade-schoolers when Marcus Allen won the fourth and most recent USC Heisman, in 1981.
November 1, 1992 |
Sounding a little like a political candidate expounding on the economy, USC tailback Estrus Crayton was going on about the effectiveness of unrestricted competition in improving performance. "He pushes me and I push him," he said of fellow Trojan tailback Dwight McFadden. "He can only make me better. The system encourages competition, and that can only be good." It was a stump speech delivered in a towel- and tape-strewn hallway after USC defeated Arizona State, 23-13, Saturday.
November 25, 1992 |
Injury report: Tackle Tony Boselli (ankle), guard Kris Pollack (shoulder) and tailback Dwight McFadden (toe) might play against Notre Dame. Guard Clay Hattabaugh (knee), fullback Rory Brown (foot), nose guard Thomas Holland (arm), tackle Keith Siscel (shoulder) and tailback Conrad Coleman (knee) are out.
March 22, 1992 |
Redshirt freshman Dwight McFadden rushed for 100 yards in 15 carries and junior Curtis Conway caught seven passes for 155 yards at the Coliseum to highlight USC's first intrasquad scrimmage of spring football practice. Sophomore quarterback Rob Johnson completed eight of 11 passes for 179 yards, including a 38-yard scoring pass to Conway. Junior Reggie Perry completed 10 of 20 passes for 118 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown to senior split end Johnnie Morton.
April 18, 1993 |
Running back Dwight McFadden had a 17-yard touchdown run and quarterback Kyle Wachholtz had a one-yard touchdown sneak in an intrasquad scrimmage before about 2,500 at Howard Jones Field that concluded USC's spring football practice under Coach John Robinson. Returning starting quarterback Rob Johnson completed two of three passes for 45 yards. McFadden, who started at tailback, gained 34 yards in four carries.
November 6, 1992 |
USC Coach Larry Smith, whose team will play Stanford on Saturday at Palo Alto, was evasive when asked if second-year freshman tailback Dwight McFadden was on the verge of starting. "I think Dwight is definitely on the verge of seeing more playing time, I'll say that," Smith said. McFadden carried 19 times for a season-high 95 yards and a touchdown during the second half of last Saturday's 23-13 victory over Arizona State, after replacing starter Estrus Crayton in the third quarter.