Chris Galippo, ILB

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Corona, CA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 241 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
12 games played...47 total tackles/21 solo...3.5 tackles for loss...1.5 sacks...1 interception...5 passes broken up in 2011.
2010 Season
Galippo started the second half of his 2010 junior season and also was a key special teams performer. Overall in 2010 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 29 tackles, including 2 for losses (with 1 sack), plus 2 interceptions and a team-high 3 forced fumbles. He started 7 games, including 2 (Californa, Oregon) at weakside linebacker and the final 5 (Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA) at middle linebacker. He made 2010 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He also won USC's Special Teams Player of the Year Award.
2009 Season
Started all season at middle linebacker as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 70 tackles (third on USC), including 8 for losses (with 1.5 sacks), plus he had 2 interceptions (returned for 63 yards), 2 forced fumbles and 6 deflections. He was a semifinalist for the 2009 Butkus Award and made CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American first team, All-Pac-10 honorable mention and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 third team. He had a game-best 9 tackles (3 for a loss, with 0.5 sack) and a forced fumble against San Jose State, then had 5 stops and returned an interception 51 yards on the game's third play to set up a USC TD at Ohio State. He led USC with 8 tackles (1 for a loss) and had a deflection at Washington, added 5 tackles against Washington State and 5 tackles (with a sack) and 3 deflections at California. He had 9 tackles at Notre Dame, 7 tackles against Oregon State, 3 tackles (0.5 for a loss) at Oregon and 2 tackles (1 for a loss) and returned an interception 12 yards at Arizona State. He had 7 tackles (including 0.5 for a loss) and forced a fumble that USC recovered against Stanford, 5 tackles (1 for a loss) and 1 deflection against UCLA, 2 tackles and a deflection against Arizona and 3 tackles against Boston College.
2008 Season
Served as the backup middle linebacker as a redshirt freshman in 2008. Overall while appearing in 10 games (all but Virginia, Ohio State and Oregon State), he made 12 tackles, including 2 for losses of 3 yards, plus had a deflection and an interception that he returned 50 yards. He had 4 tackles (1.5 for losses) at Washington State and 2 stops each against Arizona State, Washington (with the interception, which set up a USC TD) and Stanford. He missed the season's first 3 games while recuperating after having surgery on a herniated disk in his back in the summer prior to the 2008 season.
High School
2006 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, Rivals.com 100, Super Prep All-Farwest Defensive MVP, Prep Star All-West, Scout.com All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal- Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP, U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP and All-Trinity League Co-MVP as a senior at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.). He had 98 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 5 blocked field goals, 3 deflections and 1 interception as a linebacker and had 354 rushing yards on 48 carries (7.4 avg.) with 3 TDs and caught 25 passes for 297 yards (11.9 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense...As a junior in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP and All-Serra League Co-Defensive MVP while recording 161 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and 4 blocked punts on defense and catching 22 passes for 380 yards (17.3 avg.) with 5 TDs on offense...He had 69 tackles as a sophomore in 2004 when he made Student Sports Sophomore All-American and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.
Injury Report
2007: Took a medical redshirt after suffering a back injury three games into the season. Has undergone two back surgeries.
Latest News
10/24/2011 - Southern California linebacker Chris Galippo has apologized for claiming Notre Dame quit in the final minutes of the 20th-ranked Trojans' victory in South Bend last weekend. USC coach Lane Kiffin called Irish coach Brian Kelly to apologize for Galippo's comments after the Trojans' 31-17 victory. Galippo is a senior linebacker who was recruited by Notre Dame. He said the Irish are "not anything like USC" after they declined to use their timeouts to slow the Trojans' final drive in the fourth quarter, ending the game by consuming nearly seven minutes. USC tailback Marc Tyler said the Trojans wore out the Irish. Quarterback Matt Barkley echoed his teammates' comments on a Los Angeles radio show on Monday, saying USC thought Notre Dame just gave up. - AP Sports

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