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    Derek Graf
    Derek Graf

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Agoura

    High School:
    Agoura

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 280

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    08/25/1980

    Experience:
    1V

    2002:
    Graf, whose father played at USC in the early 1970s, was a backup center (he also was available at offensive guard) for most of his 2002 senior season, but he did start 3 key games (Auburn at right guard, then Notre Dame and Iowa in the Orange Bowl at center) for injured players and did a good job. He appeared in 8 games (also Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA in limited action).

    2001:
    Graf broke his right leg in 2001 fall camp and was sidelined for the first 6 games of his junior season. He then returned as a reserve offensive lineman, able to play guard, center or tackle. He saw brief action at center in the California game.

    2000:
    Graf did not see any action as a reserve offensive guard and tackle in his 2000 sophomore season. He was slowed in 2000 fall drills by a sprained ankle.

    1999:
    Graf saw brief action only in the Hawaii opener as a reserve offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 1999. He was slowed after mid-season by a lower back strain.

    1998:
    Graf redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 1989, his first year at USC. He was bothered by a sprained knee throughout the year.

    HIGH SCHOOL:
    He earned 1997 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region and All-Marmonte League first team honors as an offensive lineman at Agoura (Calif.) High. He had an 85% blocking grade as a 1997 senior. Agoura sent 7-4 in 1997. A 2-year starter, Agoura led the league in rushing both seasons. He also played nose guard on defense. He also played basketball at Agoura. Current Trojan Andre Woodert also prepped at Agoura.

    PERSONAL:
    He's a public policy and management major at USC. His father, Allan, lettered 3 years (1970-72) at offensive guard at USC, playing on Troy's 1972 national championship team and then appearing in the 1973 College All-Star Game (he is now a stunt coordinator and second unit director in the movie industry).