Projans: NFL Week 17

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Some younger Trojans took advantage of their final opportunity of the season...

Heisman Worthy

Carroll-'Hawks.jpgPete Carroll, Head Coach, Seahawks - Won the NFC West

At USC, Carroll had teams that finished the college football regular season 10-2, 11-1, 10-2, 10-2 and 11-1 that could not play for the BCS title.  But in his first year in Seattle, he'll have a shot at NFL supremacy despite a 7-9 record.  Nevertheless, he did a wonderful job last night rallying the Seahawks after some blowout losses to control the winner-take-all showdown with the St. Louis Rams.

All-American Caliber

Joe McKnight, RB, Jets - First NFL start: 32 carries for 158 yards, 2 catches for 15 yards and a 25-yard punt return in a win

Troy Polamalu, DB, Steelers - Picked off his 7th interception of the season

Clay Matthews, LB, Packers - Finished 3rd in the NFL after tallying his 14th sack of the year

Fred Davis, TE, Redskins - Finished the season with TD catches in back-to-back games

Mike Williams, WR, Seahawks - Scored the only TD in a 16-6 playoff-clinching victory

In the NBA

DeMar DeRozan, SG, Raptors - Breakout season continued with 37 points at Houston and 27 vs. Boston

Playoff Time

15 Projans could contribute to this year's NFL postseason on the field...

Steelers DB Troy Polamalu
Colts DT Fili Moala
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel
Jets QB Mark Sanchez
Jets RB Joe McKnight
Falcons LT Sam Baker
Eagles DT Mike Patterson
Eagles RT Winston Justice
Seahawks WR Mike Williams
Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu
Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy
Saints RB Reggie Bush
Saints OL Charles Brown
Saints DT Sedrick Ellis
Packers LB Clay Matthews

The USC'Hawks are headed to the playoffs.

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