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USC football players show off their moves in dance contest

USC football players show off their moves in dance contest
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian at a practice in August 2014. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian gave his players a new way to show off their moves.

He staged a dance contest.

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Sarkisian said he decided to "break up the monotony" of spring practice and have some fun with the brief dance competition during Tuesday's workout at the Coliseum.

Each position group selected a participant.

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"Part of it was to say, 'Hey we can have our fun and then we can refocus and get right back into practice,'" Sarkisian said, adding, "We're going to have moments in games where we're going to make a great play and we're going to want to celebrate and then we need to refocus for the very next snap and be locked in."

Freshman offensive lineman Roy Hemsley, who is listed at 6 feet 6 and 310 pounds, stood out, Sarkisian said.

"A man that size that can dance like that, that was pretty impressive," Sarkisian said.

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