Spring ball begins March 5.
Lee is Offensive Player of Year, Williams is Freshman Defensive Player of Year
Matt Barkley passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns
Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.
Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."
CAREER: He has 49 tackles, including 10.5 for losses (with 6.5 sacks), plus 2 deflections and a fumble recovery (for a TD) in his career. He has 15 career starts.
2013: Uko returns as a starting defensive tackle as a junior in 2013.
2012: Uko started at defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2012. Overall in 2012 while starting all 13 games, he had 31 tackles, including 9 for losses of 43 yards (with 5 sacks for 33 yards), a deflection and a fumble recovery for a TD. He started once at end (Stanford), 3 times at tackle (Hawaii, Syracuse, California) and the other 9 times at nose tackle. He was named 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American second team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
He had 2 tackles (1.5 for a loss, with a sack) against Hawaii, 2 tackles against Syracuse, 1 tackle at Stanford and 3 tackles for a loss (with 2 sacks) among his 4 tackles against California. He had 3 tackles (0.5 for a loss) at Utah, a tackle each against Washington and Colorado and 2 tackles each at Arizona and Oregon. He had 5 tackles (with 1.5 sacks) against Arizona State, then had a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD at UCLA. He had 1 tackle against Notre Dame. He had 6 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (0.5 sack), against Georgia Tech.
2011: Uko was an often-used backup defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 12 games (he started the Washington and Oregon games), he had 18 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, plus 2 forced fumbles and a deflection. He had 3 tackles against Oregon and UCLA (with a forced fumble in each game) and 2 tackles against Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington (with 1.5 sacks). He made 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American honorable mention.
2010: Uko redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2010, his first year at USC. He won USC's Service Team Defensive Player of the Year Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American second team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley first team and All-Mt. Baldy League as a senior defensive lineman at Don Lugo High in Chino (Calif.). He had 91 tackles with 15 sacks in 2009.
As a junior in 2008, he made Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley second team and All-League. He had 90 tackles (with 5 sacks), 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 2008.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH GEORGE UKO