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USC football: Previewing the linebacker position

USC’s defense will be led this year by the play of the linebackers. Lack of available scholarships the past few years has affected the depth of this group, but most of the guys that will see the field already have starting experience under their belts. This group brings experience and playmaker ability behind an above average defensive line. The front seven will be the glue that...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USC offense struggles in redzone during Spring Game

LOS ANGELES -- Members of the USC offense can't say they didn't have their chances during Saturday's Spring Game at the Coliseum. On the first drive of the game, the first team offense led by quarterback Cody Kessler got down to the one-yard line. But the door was slammed shut by the defense and linebacker Hayes Pullard, who stopped a third-and-goal run play in its tracks...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

USC LB Hayes Pullard will return for final season

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard will return for his final season of eligibility. Pullard, who will be a fifth-year senior, announced his decision Monday via his Twitter feed. Pullard, who played at Crenshaw High, had a team-best 94 tackles for the Trojans, who finished 10-4. Pullard had 5 1/2 tackles for loss. Pullard's return could stabilize a defense that lost safety Dion Bailey...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pullard, 'We wanted to grow and rise'

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard talks about the Trojans' 45-20 win over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl and his upcoming decision whether or not to leave for the NFL...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

USC freshman LB is a quick study

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Hutchings landed at USC after coming from from one of the country's most recognizable high school programs, Concord De La Salle. Since stepping on campus he's received nothing but high marks. He drew laughs from his teammates during the rookie talent show earlier in fall camp for a skit he did with fellow linebacker Hayes Pullard. "It'...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

10 things to know about USC LB Hayes Pullard

Former USC safety T.J. McDonald took linebacker Hayes Pullard under his wing and groomed him in the school of leadership. With McDonald now in the NFL, it's Pullard's time to put those lessons into play as the new leader of USC's defense. Pullard hopes to convey the lessons learned from McDonald, as well as groom others in the role to take over once his days as a Trojan...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Postgame: Wittek and Pullard

USC quarterback Max Wittek and linebacker Hayes Pullard answer questions from the media following USC's 22-13 loss to Notre Dame.
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pullard goes against the norm

LOS ANGELES - Hayes Pullard bleeds Blue and Gold. Not UCLA Blue and Gold, but Crenshaw Blue and Gold. Theres a difference. Its two different colors, Pullard said. Some former UCLA Bruins who are also Crenshaw alums tried to tell him different. Pullard had a talk with former Crenshaw stars, Brian Price and Reggie Carter earlier this week. Carter and Price were heavily recruited...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Injury bug strikes USC defense

LOS ANGELES -- It was certainly something to see. Linebacker Hayes Pullard walked onto Howard Jones Field towards the end of USC practice. He looked like the rest of his teammates in shoulder pads and shorts. However, he did away with the cleats for running shoes instead and wore a wrap on his left ankle. Shortly after Pullard walked in, linebacker Dion Bailey strolled into practice...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Pullard Leading and Learning

USC redshirt sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard has taken on a leadership role at fall camp amongst the young group of linebackers. He's also dedicated to learning how to play middle linebacker, in case depth issues force him to move from the outside in.
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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