USC football: 5 most underrated players in USC Trojans history

LenDale White of the USC Trojans. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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2. Underrated USC football players: Jason Sehorn

Jason Sehorn was never an All-American and during his two seasons at USC the Trojans went a combined 14-10-1. Though he led the Pac-12 in interceptions as a senior, it is his journey to Southern California that is the most intriguing aspect of Sehorn’s college career.

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The Mount Shasta, California native played just one year of high school football before enrolling at Shasta Junior College. While at Shasta he played baseball and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs despite not playing since little league.

He was such a natural athlete that the football coach at Shasta asked him to play football. After jumping at the chance, he became a standout receiver, kick and punt returner. The Cubs, however, were not so pleased. They released him upon learning he was playing football.

Not only did Sehorn excel at baseball and football while at Shasta, but he was also a standout in track and field and basketball. He set a school record for the triple jump.

Sehorn caught the attention of the USC Trojans and joined the team in 1992. He was recruited as a wide receiver but with so many talented prospects at the position, he was asked to switch to safety. He won the starting job after playing safety after only a month.

After his time at USC, Sehorn was drafted by the New York Giants and played most of his career at cornerback. He helped the Giants win the NFC championship in 2001. Though he does not have many accolades while at USC, he might be the best athlete to play at USC.