93Greg Townsend Jr.
Spring ball begins March 5.
Trojans conclude spring drills in front of 15,515 in Coliseum.
Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."
USATSI Gallery, Football -- 11/1/14
CAREER: He has 24 tackles, including 4.5 for losses (with 3.5 sacks), in his career. He has 2 career starts.
2015: Townsend will compete to start at defensive end as a senior in 2015. He could be slowed in 2015 spring drills with a foot injury.
2014: Townsend was a backup defensive end as a junior in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in 9 games (all but Stanford, Boston College, Oregon State, Nebraska) and starting twice (Washington State, California), he had 9 tackles, including 3 for losses (with 2 sacks). He had chicken pox prior to the Stanford game and was sidelined for the Stanford and Boston College games. He sprained his ankle prior to the Nebraska game and missed that game. He was limited during 2014 spring practice while recovering from 2013 knee and ankle injuries.
He had 2 tackles against Fresno State, then 2 tackles (with 1 for a loss) against Colorado, 2 more tackles at Utah, a sack at Washington State and then a tackle each against California and UCLA.
2013: Townsend was set to compete for playing time at defensive end as a sophomore in 2013, but he suffered a knee and ankle injury in 2013 fall camp and sat out the 2013 season. He was slowed in 2013 spring practice while recuperating from 2012 knee surgery.
2012: Townsend was a backup defensive end as a redshirt freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in 10 games (all but Stanford and Washington), he had 15 tackles, including 1.5 sacks of 6 yards.
He had 3 tackles (with a sack) against Hawaii, 2 tackles against Syracuse, 1 tackle each against California and Utah and then 2 tackles each against Colorado (with 0.5 sack), Arizona, Oregon and Arizona State. He had knee cartilage surgery prior to the Georgia Tech game and missed that game.
2011: Townsend redshirted as a freshman defensive end in 2011, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, UnderArmour All-American, ESPNU 150, Rivals 100, 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, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Western Division and All-Ocean League Defensive MVP as a senior defensive lineman at Beverly Hills (Calif.) High. He missed part of the 2010 season with a jaw injury.
As a junior in 2009, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team and All-CIF Western Division. He had 73 tackles, with 7.5 sacks, plus 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 3 blocked PATs in 2009.
As a sophomore in 2008, he had 38 tackles, with 3 sacks.
He also played basketball at Beverly Hills.
PERSONAL: He is a social science (economics) major at USC. His father, Greg, played at TCU (1981-82) and then was a 4-time All-Pro defensive end with the NFL's Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1983-93, 1997) and Philadelphia Eagles (1994).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH GREG TOWNSEND JR.