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Express Picks All Four USC Linebackers

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The Los Angeles Express picked the entire USC first-string linebacking corps Thursday in the territorial phase of the USFL’s college draft.

Chosen by the Express were outside linebackers Jack Del Rio, an All-American, and Duane Bickett, as well as inside linebackers Neil Hope and Keith Biggers.

Going heavily for linebackers, the Express also chose All-American James Seawright of South Carolina. Del Wilkes, an All-American guard from South Carolina, also was picked by the Express.

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Other USC players picked by the Express were defensive backs Tommy Haynes and Darrel Hopper, kicker Steve Jordan, and wide receiver Timmie Ware.

Other territorial picks by the Express from Southern California schools included tight end Jeff Carter, defensive back John Hendy, tackle Chuck Page and linebacker Kevin Junior of Cal State Long Beach; quarterback Damon Allen and tackle Daren Gilbert of Cal State Fullerton, and quarterback Paul Berner of the University of the Pacific.

The Memphis Showboats, with territorial rights to UCLA players, selected running back Danny Andrews, quarterback Steve Bono, linebacker Neal Dellocono, tackle Duval Love, and wide receiver Michael Young.

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