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September 11, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russell White is finished with the game. Cut by three NFL teams in as many years, he is said to live in Northern California with an unlisted number. His friend and former agent promises to pass along a message but doubts White will agree to an interview. "I think he's a little bitter," the friend said. "A little mystified."
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August 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
This will be my 37th season covering high school football in Southern California. I've lugged around computers that weighed 10 pounds and used pay phones that required a dime to call collect. I've been kicked off fields by athletic directors who thought they were more powerful than a police officer. I've been cursed at by parents who believed in the power of screaming. I've seen some of the greatest high school players in Southern California history: John Elway, Russell White, Justin Fargas, Mark Sanchez....
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July 25, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
There was an aura of invincibility when Justin Fargas carried the football for Notre Dame High. He'd hurdle linemen, barrel over linebackers, run away from defensive backs. "I didn't think my bones could break," he said. Everything changed last November in Ann Arbor, Mich. Fargas, a freshman tailback at Michigan, broke his right leg just above his ankle running the ball against Wisconsin. "It was like somebody fell from a five-story building or had been in a major-car accident," Fargas said.
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October 16, 2009 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, ON HIGH SCHOOLS
In this era of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and ESPN, if you're a sports prodigy, don't expect anonymity to last long. Kelly Hilinski, a 6-foot-5 freshman quarterback who turns 15 on Nov. 20, should be thankful that his future varsity coach, Kevin Rooney of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, has him playing his first season of high school football far away from the glamour and glare of Friday nights. Thursday afternoons are when Hilinski is taking baby steps as the quarterback of the future.
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August 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
This will be my 37th season covering high school football in Southern California. I've lugged around computers that weighed 10 pounds and used pay phones that required a dime to call collect. I've been kicked off fields by athletic directors who thought they were more powerful than a police officer. I've been cursed at by parents who believed in the power of screaming. I've seen some of the greatest high school players in Southern California history: John Elway, Russell White, Justin Fargas, Mark Sanchez....
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October 9, 1997
"He's not Superman? That's how he's been portrayed to me." Harvard-Westlake linebacker and tight end Alex Holmes on Notre Dame tailback Justin Fargas.
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January 28, 1998
Justin Fargas of Notre Dame High might be going far away to college at Michigan, but he'll be returning for sure in 2000 when the Wolverines play UCLA in the Rose Bowl on Sept. 16.
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November 1, 1997
TOP RUSHERS: Justin Fargas rushed for 392 yards and six touchdowns in Notre Dame's 51-28 win over Bishop Montgomery. The performance ranked as the top this season. Here's a look at other top rushing efforts this season: Vinny Walker, Monroe, vs. Reseda: 347 Emmanuel Evans, Birmingham, vs. Chatsworth: 320 Marquis Brignac, Taft, vs. Granada Hills: 300 Vinny Walker, Monroe, vs. Wilson: 294 Desmond Davis, Oxnard, vs. Santa Barbara: 284 Manuel White, Valencia, vs. Burroughs: 284
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December 16, 1997
Honors: Emmanuel Evans of Birmingham High has been selected Northwest Valley Conference offensive player of the year. Taft's Sedric Hurns and Tyler Brennan were chosen defensive co-players of the year. Evans, a running back, gained 2,205 yards and scored 26 touchdowns. Hurns, a safety, and Brennan, a linebacker, led Taft to the City Section 4-A Division championship game. Notre Dame tailback Justin Fargas, St.
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December 12, 1997
A game-by-game look at how Justin Fargas has fared this season *--* Opponent Att. Yds. Avg. TD Alemany 25 283 11.3 3 Burroughs 22 257 11.7 5 Beverly Hills 18 266 14.8 3 Crespi 26 175 6.7 2 St. Paul 26 154 5.9 3 St. Francis 11 81 7.4 0 Chaminade 24 180 7.5 0 Bishop Mont. 25 404 16.2 6 Serra 22 104 4.7 1 Harvard-Westlake 21 317 15.1 4 Agoura 20 119 6.0 2 Oxnard 25 239 9.6 5 Righetti 29 159 5.5 1 Totals 294 2738 9.3 35 *--*
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November 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wake the town and tell the people. The Oakland Raiders have won an AFC West game. Justin Fargas and LaMont Jordan each rushed for a touchdown and the defense came up with a big stop on fourth down, lifting the Raiders to a 20-17 victory over Kansas City and ending a 17-game losing streak in the division. They hadn't beaten anybody in their division since a 25-24 win over Denver on Nov. 28, 2004, the longest ongoing streak of divisional futility in the NFL.
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January 3, 2003 | Diane Pucin
Justin Fargas came to the Orange Bowl two years ago. He was a Michigan safety. His heart was not that of a safety. His mind didn't belong to a safety. Fargas tried, he really tried to become a safety. He just couldn't do it. So Fargas drove home to Encino and did 3,000 miles of thinking. Fargas thought about the broken leg, the one that cost him a season of college football and caused three surgeries, two titanium rods and 12 screws that were pounded into the shattered bone.
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November 28, 2002 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Justin Fargas will be carrying the ball along with the weight of USC's tailback tradition Saturday when sixth-ranked USC plays seventh-ranked Notre Dame at the Coliseum. With Mike Garrett in USC's athletic director's box, Anthony Davis on the sidelines and Charles White and Marcus Allen also possibly in attendance, Fargas said he is thankful for the opportunity. "The guys that have played this position before and done so many great things, you have to know they're watching," Fargas said.
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November 8, 2002 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Tailback Justin Fargas did not flinch when it started raining during USC's practice on Thursday. Fargas, who will make his second start Saturday at Stanford, enjoyed tremendous success during a rain-soaked senior season at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High in 1997 and also overcame wet weather during his freshman season at Michigan. Before rushing for a career-best 139 yards in 27 carries against Oregon on Oct.
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October 27, 2002 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
As good as it was, as good as USC's 44-33 rout of Oregon was here Saturday, you get the feeling that it wasn't as good as it gets. Right now, the only thing that can stop the Trojans is what they face next weekend. An off day.
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October 27, 2002 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
Justin Fargas finally showed Saturday what all the fuss was about. Making his first start for USC, a move that caught some of his teammates off guard, Fargas lived up to the promise that has gone largely unfulfilled during an injury-plagued college career.
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November 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wake the town and tell the people. The Oakland Raiders have won an AFC West game. Justin Fargas and LaMont Jordan each rushed for a touchdown and the defense came up with a big stop on fourth down, lifting the Raiders to a 20-17 victory over Kansas City and ending a 17-game losing streak in the division. They hadn't beaten anybody in their division since a 25-24 win over Denver on Nov. 28, 2004, the longest ongoing streak of divisional futility in the NFL.
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September 21, 2002
How could Bill Dwyre's recap of the Notre Dame-Michigan game totally ignore the Irish's "phantom" touchdown, in which quarterback Carlyle Holiday crossed the Wolverine goal line while the ball was behind him on the three-yard line? Didn't he see even one of the countless replays? In what year did Dwyre (and/or his editor) graduate a "Domer"? Tim Bornheimer Los Angeles Editor's note: Dwyre, the sports editor, graduated from Notre Dame in 1966. He says, "It was a glorious moment."
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September 18, 2002 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was only one play. One carry. One glimpse. And it caused one big stir along USC's sideline last Saturday. Trojan tailback Justin Fargas was not supposed to play against Colorado. A strained hamstring had hobbled the senior transfer from Michigan throughout training camp and forced him to miss the opener against Auburn. But Fargas, more than most, knows that persistence pays off. His right leg was broken so severely during his freshman season at Michigan, doctors pondered amputating his foot.
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