26James Toland IV
CAREER: He has run for 194 yards on 45 carries (4.3 avg) and made 10 tackles in his career.
2017: Toland will battle for playing time at tailback as a senior in 2017.
2016: Toland, a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship in the fall of 2016, served as a reserve tailback and played on special teams as a junior in 2016. Overall in 2016 while appearing in 10 games (all but Utah State, Stanford, Utah), he ran for 69 yards on 13 carries (5.3 avg) and made 3 tackles. He gained 49 yards on 8 rushes against Oregon and 20 yards on 5 carries at UCLA and he had a tackle against Arizona State, UCLA and Penn State.
2015: Toland was a reserve walk-on sophomore tailback in 2015 and he played on special teams. Overall in 2015, he appeared in 10 games (all but Stanford, Arizona State, Washington and Notre Dame), primarily on special teams, and he had 3 carries for 23 yards (7.7 average), which all came against Idaho, and 6 tackles (2 versus California and 1 each against Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game).
2014: Toland saw late-game action in 5 contests (Fresno State, Oregon State, Colorado, Notre Dame, Nebraska) in 2014 as a reserve walk-on redshirt freshman tailback. Overall in 2014, he ran for 102 yards (third on USC) on 29 carries (3.5 avg) and he made 1 tackle. He had 47 yards on 12 carries against Fresno State, 30 yards on 7 carries against Oregon State, 5 yards on 4 tries versus Colorado and 20 yards on 6 carries against Notre Dame.
2013: Toland did not see any action as a reserve walk-on first-year freshman tailback in 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior running back and safety at Shadow Hills High in Indio (Calif.), he made 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools first team and All-CIF East Valley Division first team as he ran for 2,649 yards on 315 carries (8.4 avg.) with 39 TDs, and he caught 5 passes for 40 yards (8.0 avg.). He had 11 tackles, 1 interception and 3 deflections on defense in 2012. He ran for 494 yards (with a 90-yard rush) against Banning High and 357 yards against Ramona in 2012.
As a 2011 junior, he ran for 823 yards on 143 carries (5.8 avg.) on offense and had 19 tackles (with a sack), 1 deflection and 1 forced fumble on defense despite being hampered by ankle and shoulder injuries.
As a sophomore in 2010, he had 134 carries for 770 yards (5.8 avg.) with 8 TDs and 21 receptions for 179 yards (8.5 avg.) with 1 TD, plus 38 tackles, 11 deflections, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery and he returned 26 kickoffs for 436 yards (16.8 avg.) and 9 punts for 19 yards (2.1 avg.).
PERSONAL: He is a social sciences (psychology) major at USC.
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