2006: Draper, who returns to the offensive line after playing on defense in 2005, will compete for playing time at center and guard as a sophomore in 2006. He'll likely miss 2006 spring drills while recuperating from hip surgery.
2005: Draper, who was switched from offensive guard to nose takle prior to 2005 spring practice, served as a backup there as a redshirt freshman in 2005. Overall in 2005 while seeing brief action in 5 games (Hawaii, Arkansas, Arizona, Washington State and Stanford), he had 2 tackles. After the season, he had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.
2004: Draper, a 2003 signee who didn't enroll at USC until the spring of 2004, redshirted as a first-year freshman offensive guard in 2004. He broke his right thumb prior to the Oregon State game and had surgery, sidelining him for USC's final 5 games (Oregon State, Arizona, Notre Dame, UCLA and Oklahoma).
2003: Draper originally signed with USC in 2003, but did not qualify for admission, so he attended Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo (Calif.) in 2003 as a part-time student (he didn't play football there).
HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2002 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division IV first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-Ventura County/North Coast Lineman MVP and All-League Offensive Lineman MVP honors as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Paso Robles (Calif.) High. As a junior in 2001, he made All-CIF Division X first team, Los Angeles Times All-North Coast first team and All-League Offensive Lineman MVP. He started for 3 years. He also was on the track team at Paso Robles.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH TRAVIS DRAPER