Trojans in the NFL: Colts represent USC in AFC championship

Trojans in the NFL: Former USC center Khaled Holmes will start for Colts in AFC championship

USC will be represented on at least one side of Sunday’s AFC championship game.

Indianapolis Colts center Khaled Holmes will be on the field and Coach Chuck Pagano on the sideline against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Former Trojans defensive lineman Fili Moala is on the Colts' injured reserve list.

Holmes played for the Trojans from 2008 to 2012. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

Pagano was a graduate assistant in 1984 and 1985.

Moala played at USC from 2005 to 2008. He was a second-round pick in 2009.

The Patriots defeated the Colts, 42-20, in Week 11 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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