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After living in his car, Stevie Tu'ikolovatu has made USC his home

After living in his car, Stevie Tu'ikolovatu has made USC his home

The sun was peeking over the Santa Monica Mountains, shining through the double-tinted windows. Out the other window, the Pacific Ocean sparkled. And in the back of his 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, Stevie Tu’ikolovatu was sound asleep when there came a rapping on his window.

Private security guards, Tu’ikolovatu had found, usually had the same question. What in the world was this big man doing sleeping in a car in Malibu?

Often, it was easier to move than to explain.

Where would he even start? A few months ago, Tu’ikolovatu was living comfortably, with a wife and free housing, as a member of Utah’s football team. He’d been a periodic starter...

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