USC receiver George Farmer had an outstanding performance in the regular-season finale against Notre Dame.
A repeat in Saturday's Holiday Bowl against Nebraska could jump-start the fourth-year junior's 2015 season.
"It is something I can definitely build upon," said Farmer, who caught two touchdown passes against the Fighting Irish, one on a career-long 48-yard play.
Farmer is the son of former NFL receiver George Farmer, who played for the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins.
Being the son of a former pro brings pressure, but Farmer said his father provided guidance and served as a role model.
"He knows what's going on and what to look for," Farmer said. "Him being by my side has been a great blessing."