Chris Galippo
    Chris Galippo

    RS Senior


    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 250





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    CAREER: He has 119 tackles, including 12 for losses (with 2.5 sacks), and 5 interceptions in his career. He has 20 career starts.

    2011: Galippo, who can play inside or outside linebacker, will start for his third season as a senior in 2011. He missed 2011 spring practice while recuperating from a back injury.

    2010: Galippo started the second half of his 2010 junior season and also was a key special teams performer. Overall in 2010 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 29 tackles, including 2 for losses (with 1 sack), plus 2 interceptions and a team-high 3 forced fumbles. He started 7 games, including 2 (Californa, Oregon) at weakside linebacker and the final 5 (Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA) at middle linebacker. He made 2010 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He also won USC's Special Teams Player of the Year Award.

    He had 2 tackles each at Hawaii, at Minnesota (with a sack and an interception), at Washington State (1 for a loss) and at Stanford (with a forced fumble). Against California, he had 6 tackles while starting for the first time on the weak side. He then had 3 stops against Oregon, 1 tackles against Arizona State and 4 stops at Arizona. He suffered a concussion early in the Oregon State game and was sidelined. He had 6 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception (to set up a USC field goal) against Notre Dame, then had a tackle and forced fumble at UCLA.

    2009: Galippo started all season at middle linebacker as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 70 tackles (third on USC), including 8 for losses (with 1.5 sacks), plus he had 2 interceptions (returned for 63 yards), 2 forced fumbles and 6 deflections. He was a semifinalist for the 2009 Butkus Award and made Sophomore All-American first team, All-Pac-10 honorable mention and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 third team.

    He had a game-best 9 tackles (3 for a loss, with 0.5 sack) and a forced fumble against San Jose State, then had 5 stops and returned an interception 51 yards on the game's third play to set up a USC TD at Ohio State. He led USC with 8 tackles (1 for a loss) and had a deflection at Washington, added 5 tackles against Washington State and 5 tackles (with a sack) and 3 deflections at California. He had 9 tackles at Notre Dame, 7 tackles against Oregon State, 3 tackles (0.5 for a loss) at Oregon and 2 tackles (1 for a loss) and returned an interception 12 yards at Arizona State. He had 7 tackles (including 0.5 for a loss) and forced a fumble that USC recovered against Stanford, 5 tackles (1 for a loss) and 1 deflection against UCLA, 2 tackles and a deflection against Arizona and 3 tackles against Boston College.

    2008: Galippo served as the backup middle linebacker as a redshirt freshman in 2008. Overall while appearing in 10 games (all but Virginia, Ohio State and Oregon State), he made 12 tackles, including 2 for losses of 3 yards, plus had a deflection and an interception that he returned 50 yards. He had 4 tackles (1.5 for losses) at Washington State and 2 stops each against Arizona State, Washington (with the interception, which set up a USC TD) and Stanford. He missed the season's first 3 games while recuperating after having surgery on a herniated disk in his back in the summer prior to the 2008 season.

    2007: Galippo saw action in USC's first 3 games as a backup freshman linebacker and on special teams before suffering a herniated disk in his back prior to the Washington game and having season-ending surgery. Because of the early injury, he was allowed to redshirt the 2007 season. Overall in 2007 while appearing in 3 games, he had 8 tackles. He had 2 tackles against Idaho, 4 at Nebraska and 2 versus Washington State.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2006 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, All-American, Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star 100, 100, Super Prep All-Farwest Defensive MVP, Prep Star All-West, All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP, U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP and All-Trinity League Co-MVP as a senior at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.). He had 98 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 5 blocked field goals, 3 deflections and 1 interception as a linebacker and had 354 rushing yards on 48 carries (7.4 avg.) with 3 TDs and caught 25 passes for 297 yards (11.9 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense.

    As a junior in 2005, he made the All-CIF Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County Defensive MVP and All-Serra League Co-Defensive MVP while recording 161 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and 4 blocked punts on defense and catching 22 passes for 380 yards (17.3 avg.) with 5 TDs on offense.

    He had 69 tackles as a sophomore in 2004 when he made Student Sports Sophomore All-American and Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team. Current Trojan Matt Kalil also prepped at Servite.

    PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC.

    2007 (Fr.)...80/0 00000.000
    2008 (Fr.)...122/3 10150 50.00 50
    2009 (So.)...708/20 60263 31.50 51
    2010 (Jr.)...292/13 00284.008
    CAREER....... 119 12/36 705 121 24.20 51



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    2010 (Jr.)...292/13 00284.008


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    Arizona St.20/000000.000
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    Wash. St.20/000
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