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Trojans in the NFL: USC reunion at the NFC championship game

Mike Morgan
Linebacker Mike Morgan (57) leads the Seahawks onto the field for their NFL divisional playoff game against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday in Seattle.
(Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Nearly 20 former USC coaches and players will reunite when the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

The defending Super Bowl-champion Seahawks defeated the Packers, 36-16, in the season opener at home.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll won back-to-back national championships at USC.

Here is a look at former Trojans coaches, players and USC graduates in the game.



Position, player, former USC role

LB Mike Morgan, LB 2006-10

LB Malcolm Smith, LB 2007-10


TE Anthony McCoy (injured reserve), TE 2006-09

S Dion Bailey (on practice squad), LB and S 2010-13

LB Allen Bradford (on practice squad), TB 2006-10

Coach Pete Carroll, coach 2001-09

Assistant OL coach Pat Ruel, OL coach 2005-09

LB coach Ken Norton, LB coach 2004-09

Defensive passing game coordinator Rocky Seto, LB 1997-99 and assistant coach 1999-2010

Secondary coach Kris Richard, cornerback 1998-01 and graduate assistant 2008-09


Special teams coach Brian Schneider, special teams coach 2009

Assistant WR coach Nate Carroll, 2010 graduate

Assistant QB coach Dave Canales, administrative assistant 2009

Assistant special teams coach Chad Morton, tailback 1996-99

Strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle, strength and conditioning coach 2001-09

Assistant strength and conditioning Jamie Yancher, assistant strength and conditioning 1990-09


Position, player, former USC role


LB Clay Matthews, LB and DE 2004-08

LB Nick Perry, DE 2008-11

Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum, special teams coordinator and linebackers coach 1998-99

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