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."
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHRIS CASH