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Aundrey Walker could play multiple roles for Trojans

Aundrey Walker could play multiple roles for Trojans
USC offensive lineman Aundrey Walker (70) is expected to play at multiple positions on the Trojans' line this season. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USC offensive lineman Aundrey Walker has started eight games at tackle, 10 at guard.

Asked Friday after practice which position he'll play this fall, Walker said, "All purpose."

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Walker has of late picked up his pace. The senior broke his ankle last season and sat out spring practice while recovering from surgery.

Coach Steve Sarkisian twice told reporters during training camp that Walker was medically cleared and needed to start practicing. A week before kickoff, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman has shed a yellow no-contact jersey and is taking more reps.

Friday he practiced at left tackle. He also has filled in at right guard and tackle.

However, the effects of his injury linger.

"It's sore," Walker said, adding he will "hopefully" be ready to play in the season opener Aug. 30 against Fresno State.

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