2001: DeMars spent most of his 2001 senior season backing up Lonnie Ford at defensive end, but he started for Kenechi Udeze at the other end spot against Oregon and Stanford. He suffered a neck sprain versus Stanford and missed the next 2 games (Washington and Arizona State). Overall in 2001 while appearing in 9 games (all but Kansas State, Washington and Arizona State), he had 5 tackles, including a 2-yard sack, an interception (at Arizona) and a blocked field goal (at Oregon). He made 2 stops at California. He won USC's John Wayne Memorial Scholarship.
2000: DeMars was a backup at defensive tackle to Ennis Davis and then at defensive end behind Shamsud-Din Abdul-Shaheed as a junior in 2000. He saw action in only 2 games (UCLA and Notre Dame), but did not make a tackle. He was sidelined for 5 mid-season games (Oregon, Stanford, California, Arizona State and Washington State) with a sprained left knee.
1999: DeMars was a reserve defensive lineman (playing both end and tackle) as a sophomore in 1999. He appeared only in Hawaii and Oregon State games. Overall in 1999, he made 1 tackle.
1998: DeMars served as a reserve defensive lineman, playing both end and tackle as a redshirt freshman in 1998. Overall while appearing in 4 games (San Diego State, Oregon State, Washington and Stanford) in 1998, he made 1 tackle (versus Oregon State). He missed the UCLA and Notre Dame games with a groin injury. He was switched from linebacker in 1998 spring drills.
1997: DeMars redshirted as a freshman linebacker in 1997, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 1996 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County first team, Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley first team, All-Marmonte League first team and team MVP as a senior at Westlake High in Westlake Village (Calif.). He made 142 tackles (75 solo) with 9 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 6 deflections as a middle linebacker and defensive end in 1996. Westlake went 10-3 in 1996 and advanced to the CIF semifinals for the second consecutive year.
As a 1995 junior, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior second team, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County second team, Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley second team, All-Marmonte League first team and team Defensive MVP while recording 130 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception and 3 deflections. He also played tight end. Current Trojans Joe Boskovich and Kyle Matthews also prepped at Westlake.
DeMars spent his 1994 sophomore season playing linebacker at El Camino Real High in Woodland Hills (Calif.).
He also was on Westlake's track team, setting the school record in the shot put and discus throw. He was a 3-time (1994-96) Westlake track MVP.
PERSONAL: He's a business administration major at USC with a B- average (2.96 GPA) and made the 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention squad. His hobbies include acting, public speaking, writing poetry and golfing. His sports hero is NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus.
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