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September 2, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Smalley's hip bone is connected to his wrist bone, and although that refutes Gray's Anatomy and messes up some song lyrics, it gives UCLA an inside linebacker. Smalley bears matching scars on his wrists, each of which is held together with pins, plates, wire and surgical magic, and he has probably played more games with a cast than without. He has learned enough about bones to be an orthopedic surgeon. His case history is a medical student's dream.
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September 2, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rod Smalley's hip bone is connected to his wrist bone, and although that refutes Gray's Anatomy and messes up some song lyrics, it gives UCLA an inside linebacker. Smalley bears matching scars on his wrists, each of which is held together with pins, plates, wire and surgical magic, and he has probably played more games with a cast than without. He has learned enough about bones to be an orthopedic surgeon. His case history is a medical student's dream.
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November 13, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
Outside linebacker Rod Smalley has his own traveling rooting section. For every home game, a car heading to the Rose Bowl on the Ventura Freeway has large taped lettering on the back windshield: ROD SMALLEY, UCLA Linebacker, No. 40. Since the Smalley family lives in Solvang, it's a long trip.
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October 13, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER
Rod Smalley or Andrew McClave will start at linebacker in place of Jamir Miller (sprained ankle) and London Woodfin will replace defensive end Mike Chalenski (thumb injury) against Washington State on Saturday.
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November 8, 1994 | JIM HODGES
A week off did UCLA good, said Coach Terry Donahue, but, then again, it wasn't really a week off. The Bruins practiced hard on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then had a weekend respite before beginning preparations for Saturday's game against Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz. "It was a productive week," Donahue said. "We made some progress in our timing, and it helped get some people ready to play who might not have been able to play if we had had a game."
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December 28, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA will be virtually at full strength physically for its John Hancock Bowl game Tuesday against Illinois at El Paso. Coach Terry Donahue said that tailback Shawn Wills, who sat out four of the last five regular-season games because of a sprained knee, will be available. Wills started four games before his injury. However, Kevin Williams, who gained 1,089 yards for a 6.5-yard average that led the Pacific 10 Conference, will probably be the starting tailback.
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August 25, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
Kevin Williams, UCLA's injury-plagued tailback, ran hard Saturday in an intrasquad scrimmage at the Rose Bowl, gaining 38 yards in five carries. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue did not include Williams when he assessed his regular running backs recently. He said Williams would simply be trying to make the team along with some other players. Asked to comment on Donahue's remarks, Williams, a junior said: "I don't worry about it. I just want to go out and play hard."
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September 30, 1993 | JIM HODGES
UCLA plans to start Sharmon Shah at tailback today at San Diego State, if Shah is able to play. Shah has tendinitis in his right knee that is becoming chronic because of a congenital condition in his kneecap area. He says he can play if he is sufficiently warm--as he was at Stanford, where he carried 40 times for 187 yards in UCLA's 28-25 victory--but adds that pain is ongoing.
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