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After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot
After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot

TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football. He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had he not suffered a season-ending injury on the eve of training camp last season. "I'm a firm believer in God always has a plan," Kennard said this week. After surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, Kennard redshirted last season as USC slipped from preseason No. 1 to a 7-6 finish. He agonized watching teammates struggle, but the year away provided Kennard an opportunity to make headway toward a postgraduate...

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