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    Chris Cash
    Chris Cash

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stockton

    High School:
    Franklin

    Last College:
    Palomar JC

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170

    Position:
    Cornerback

    Birthdate:
    07/13/1980

    Experience:
    JC

    2001: Cash started USC's first 9 games at cornerback and played well enough to earn 2001 All-Pac-10 second team honors as a senior. He missed the final 3 contests (California, UCLA and Utah) with a fracture in his right knee. Overall in 2001, he had 47 tackles, including 3 for losses of 9 yards, 2 interceptions that he returned 7 yards (3.5 avg.), 1 deflection and 1 blocked field goal (which USC returned for a TD).

    He made 8 tackles at Oregon and Arizona, 7 at Notre Dame and 4 against Stanford and Arizona State. His interceptions came against San Jose State and Oregon State (returned 7 yards). Against Stanford he blocked a field goal and Kris Richard returned it 65 yards for a touchdown.

    2000: Cash, a junior college transfer who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2000 as a junior and participated in spring drills, started 6 games at cornerback in 2000, including the final 5 (San Jose State, then California, Arizona State, Washington State, UCLA and Notre Dame). He was an often-used backup to Kris Richard and then Darrell Rideaux in the other contests. Overall in 2000 while appearing in all 12 games, he had 39 tackles (including a 1-yard sack), a team-best 2 forced fumbles (against Penn State and Oregon) and tied for the team lead in both interceptions with 2, which he returned 9 yards (against San Jose State late in the game to seal the win and at Stanford to set up a USC TD), and deflections with 7. He had 9 tackles versus San Jose State, 5 against Oregon and California, 4 versus Stanford and Arizona State and 3 against Colorado.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was named to the 1999 Prep Star JC All-American first team, J.C. Gridwire All-American honorable mention, Prep Star JUCO Super 75, Super Prep JUCO 100 and All-Mission Conference first team as a sophomore defensive back at Palomar College in San Marcos (Calif.). In 1999, he made 30-plus tackles, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions (1 returned for a TD), and ran back a kickoff 99 yards for a score.

    He was an All-Mission Conference first team performer at Palomar as a freshman in 1998, when he had 3 interceptions.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 1997 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Western Super 30, Super Prep All-Farwest and All-San Joaquin Athletic Association first team honors at Franklin High in Stockton (Calif.), where he had 22 catches for 615 yards (28.0 avg) and 12 TDs as a wide receiver on offense and 2 interceptions on defense as a senior.

    As a junior in 1996, he was an All-San Joaquin Athletic Association second team pick as he made 73 tackles, 4 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles, plus caught 6 passes for 231 yards (38.5 avg) with 4 TDs. In his prep career, he scored 6 TDs on punt returns and 3 TDs on kickoff returns. He also played basketball at Franklin. Current Trojan Frank Strong also prepped at Franklin.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.

    CHRIS CASH ON: The difference from junior college to collegiate football: "This is more intense, it's faster and I have to pay more attention to detail. It's a lot harder than if I would just go out and play."

    ?TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    2000 (Jr.)? 39 1/1 7 0 2 9 4.5 0 9
    2001 (Sr.)? 47 3/9 2# 0 2 7 3.5 0 7
    CAREER??. 86 4/10 8# 0 4 16 4.0 0 9
    #Includes 1 blocked field goal

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHRIS CASH

    2001

    ?TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    San Jose St.* 3 1/4 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
    Kansas State* 3 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Oregon* 8 1/3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Stanford* 4 0/0 1# 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Washington* 8 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona State* 4 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Notre Dame* 7 1/2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona* 8 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Oregon State* 2 0/0 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 7
    2001 (Sr.)? 47 3/9 2# 0 2 7 3.5 0 7
    #Includes 1 blocked field goal

    2000

    ?TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    Penn State 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Colorado 3 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    San Jose St.* 9 0/0 1 0 1 9 9.0 0 9
    Oregon State 2 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Oregon 5 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Stanford 4 0/0 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
    California* 5 1/1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona State* 4 0/0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Wash. State* 2 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA* 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Notre Dame* 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2000 (Jr.)? 39 1/1 7 0 2 9 4.5 0 9
    *Starter