Syracuse recruit Lamar Dawson fighting life-threatening disease; enrollment likely delayed

The story of Lamar Dawson's signing day saga begins on Thanksgiving weekend when he woke up from an afternoon nap, his pillow stained with blood. "What is that?" his father asked. "I don't know," Lamar answered. His father inspected his bloodied throat, and the next morning they drove to an immediate care center, where Lamar was told he had strep throat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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USC Football: A bipolar defense

USC Football had a subpar defense in the 2012 season. Enter Clancy Pendergast. The entire system changed and USC only maintained three full time coaches for defense. The difference was palpable. USC improved from 61st ranked in total defense in the nation to 13th and from 7th to 1st in the Pac-12. In scoring defense, they went up from 40th to 19th in the nation and from 5th to 2nd...
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dawson done for season

USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron announced linebacker Lamar Dawson suffered a season ending injury during Tuesday's practice...
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

USC RB Davis, LB Dawson out for season

LOS ANGELES -- As the injury wheel spins, USC has suffered two more season-ending injuries to scholarship players. Linebacker Lamar Dawson is out for the rest of the season after suffering a "severe knee injury" in Tuesday's practice, interim head coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday. Freshman tailback Justin Davis is out for the rest of the season after undergoing...
Via Fox Sports West
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dawson talks defensive chemistry

USC linebacker Lamar Dawson discusses the keys to the defense's team work.
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pac-12 South Division: Six Breakout Players to Watch in 2012

Today we complete our two-part series on the Pac-12's top breakout players to watch in 2012. Below is a list of under-the-radar players in the South division who figure to become household names this fall: USC – Lamar Dawson – LB Dawson arrived at USC in 2011 as a highly-touted recruit from Boyle County High School in Junction City, Kentucky. He was widely regarded...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dawson Talks About Starting

Trojans middle linebacker Lamar Dawson talks with Fox Sports/'s Whitney Blaine about getting the starting nod, Washington's offense, adjusting to the speed of college and how he's enjoying USC.
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Freshmen make an impact for Trojans in win at Colorado

USC starts seven freshmen in 42-17 victory, with linebackers Lamar Dawson and Tre Madden making the first starts of their college careers.USC starts seven freshmen in 42-17 victory, with linebackers Lamar Dawson and Tre Madden making the first starts of their college careers.
Via LA Times
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Young Defensive Players Face Tall Task

Lamar Dawson and Isiah Wiley's paths at USC diverged early on, but on Saturday will come together when they take the field in a joint task of stopping Stanford's Andrew Luck.
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

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