- 2013 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY FINALIST: Devon Kennard, DE, USC...Kennard, a senior 3-year starter and 2013 team captain, leads the Trojans in sacks (8) in 2013 to go along with his 48 tackles, 10 tackles for loss 4 deflections and a fumble recovery. He was the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week in the first week of this season after making 4 tackles (with 2.5 for losses, including 1.5 sacks) and 2 deflections in USC's season-opening win at Hawaii. He has a 3.23 GPA while getting his master's degree in communication management. He received his bachelor's degree in communication in the spring of 2012. He is a 3-time Pac-12 All-Academic second teamer (2010-11-13).
He was one of 16 Trojan football players who spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need. He also was one of USC's representatives at the 2011 APPLE (Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education) Conference in Austin, Tex., designed to promote student-athlete health and wellness. His father, Derek, was an All-American offensive lineman at Nevada who then played 2 years in the USFL and 11 seasons in the NFL, including on the 1995 Cowboys' team that won the Super Bowl. His brother, Derek Jr., also played football at Nevada. - USC football