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Suit Up

Far removed from his days on USC's football team, former Trojan linebacker Thomas R. Williams is aiming to prepare student-athletes for life after sports.

Williams won two national championships and three Rose Bowls during his time at USC. He then played in the NFL for five years, before moving onto his next endeavors, such as writing and motivational speaking.

Williams founded an organization called PURSUITS of Greatness, which provides student-athletes with custom tailored business suits at the end of their athletic eligibility. The organization is able to do so based on donations, and the goal is to spread it to every university, so all student athletes can "dress for success" when starting a new chapter in their lives.

Learn more about PURSUITS of Greatness here:

2014 Football Radio, Multimedia Plan

The Trojan Family will be engulfed in radio and multimedia coverage this football season as USC has extended its pre- and post-game shows on ESPNLA 710, and inside the Coliseum.

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Jackson-JJ-CO-McG.jpgUSC football game broadcasts will continue to be on ESPN Radio, but coverage now begins four hours before kickoff and extends two hours after the final whistle.  The first two hours of pre-game will be hosted by the play-by-play voice of the Trojans Pete Arbogast alongside Steve Mason and Harvey Hyde.  Then, Mason and John Jackson will take over the America's Tire Stage outside the Coliseum peristyle, and Jordan Moore will report from inside the stadium as we lead you all the way to kickoff.

Once the game begins, Arbogast will be on the call for his 20th season, and Jackson, a former USC Academic All-American and two-sport star, is back as the color commentator.  Moore will be on the sideline again for interviews and updates.

After the game and the locker room report, former USC women's volleyball player Kelli Tennant and 2004 All-American DL Shaun Cody will take over the America's Tire Stage outside the Coliseum peristyle for the post-game show which will end two hours after the game.  Fans are invited to wait out the traffic and enjoy the show, which will include live interviews and analysis.

USC men's basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Fisher will fill in for Tennant when she has broadcasting conflicts, while Ron Pivo will substitute on the pre-game show for Arbogast during road games.  Outside of the traveling broadcasters, the pre- and post-game shows will originate from the ESPNLA studios.

Fans attending the Coliseum will want to get in their seats early as our exclusive TunnelVision pre-game show is now broadcast live on the video board starting one hour before kickoff as well as on  The on-field show is hosted by Katie Boggs and Danny Page who will be joined by a rotating cast of national champions including Cody, Lawrence Jackson and Thomas Williams.

Outside of game day, two USC radio shows return in 2014.  Trojans Live hosted by Moore and Jackson on KFWB 980, which is now an all-sports station, will be broadcast live from The Lab gastropub across Figueroa from USC every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and be streamed live on, and  And finally on Sunday mornings, Arbogast and Hyde will breakdown the previous day's game on Trojan Brunch, a two-hour show on ESPNLA 710. All USC broadcasts can also be heard via the TuneIn app.

Permission to Dream

Former USC and NFL linebacker Thomas "Hitman" Williams has moved on to a professional life as a motivational speaker, which includes a new autobiography, Permission to Dream, detailing his secrets to success and how they can inspire others.

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Williams was an emotional leader for some of the greatest teams in Trojans history, but before the glory days at USC, he had to conquer a childhood filled with pitfalls and doubters.  Having coming out the other side, he has extrapolated his experience to educate others about following their dreams.


NFL Seminar

The USC football team was educated in all facets of the professional process today by former players, agents, trainers and financial advisors.  The four-hour seminar gave the current Trojans an opportunity to learn about preparing for the NFL Combine, picking an agent and managing their money and life if they do make it to the pros.

Among the guest speakers, former USC players Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Williams and Thomas Williams (all pictured below) told their stories about being drafted, life in the league and taking advantage of the opportunities in college on and off the field.  The team also heard from former USC TE Billy Miller, who owns The Elite Performance Factory which prepares prospects for the NFL Draft.


NFL Week 7

A rough return for Carson Palmer, but some good defensive performances turned in by Trojans...

Heisman Worthy

Matthews-Ponder.jpgClay Matthews, LB, Packers - 6 tackles (2 for loss), a sack and a pass defended

The reigning Super Bowl champ picked up his third sack of the season (sacks in back-to-back games) to lead the Packers to a win over the Vikings.  Matthews chased rookie QB Christian Ponder (photo of sack by AP) all over the field in his debut as Green Bay moved to a perfect 7-0 start.

All-American Caliber

Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings - 4 tackles and a sack

Brian Cushing, LB, Texans - Team-leading 6 tackles and a pass defended in a win

Fred Davis, TE, Redskins - 6 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown

Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets - 18/33 for 173 yards and 3 TDs to 1 INT plus 25 yards rushing in a comeback victory

Lawrence Jackson, DE, Lions - 4 tackles and half a sack

Thomas Williams, LB, Panthers - 2 tackles and a pass defended in a win

Palmer and Matt Cassel embrace with Keary Colbert in the background.
Palmer-Cassel.JPG(Photo by Kevin Reece)

NFL Week 3

Fred Davis headlines the Monday night match-up...


Ryan Kalil, Center, Panthers 

The Pro Bowler has guided rookie QB Cam Newton to a strong first three weeks.  Yesterday, they finally navigated Carolina to a win this season.  Despite monsoon conditions, Kalil and Newton were solid on the center-QB exchanges and held off the Jaguars 16-10.

All-American Caliber

Troy Polamalu, S, Steelers - 3 tackles, a fumble recovery for a TD and 2 passes defended in a win

Rey Maualuga, LB, Bengals - 8 tackles and a forced fumble

Thomas Williams, LB, Panthers - 3 tackles and a game-sealing pass defended

Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets - 27/43 for 369 yards and 3 TDs (1 rushing)

Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs - 17/24 for 176 yards and 2 TDs for a 102.1 passer rating

Pete Carroll picked up his first win of the 2011 season.
(Photo by AP/Elaine Thompson)

Thomas Williams and "The Hitman"

Former USC LB Thomas Williams was on campus last week and sat down with to reflect on his time at Troy and his "split personalities."

T-Will is currently with the Carolina Panthers.