2004: Katnik will compete for playing time at tight end as a sophomore in 2004.
2003: Katnik began his 2003 redshirt sophomore year as a backup center (behind his older brother, Norm), but by midseason was moved to tight end. He also plays on special teams. Overall while appearing in all 13 games, he made 1 reception for 13 yards (against Hawaii).
2002: Katnik redshirted as a freshman offensive guard in 2002, his first year at USC. He was USC's Offensive Service Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2001 All-Century League first teamer as a senior tight end at Foothill High in Santa Ana (Calif.). He was a 2-year starter (2000-01). Current Trojans Norm Katnik, Billy Hart and Mike Brittingham also prepped at Foothill.
PERSONAL: His brother, Norm, lettered 4 years (2000-2003) as a center at USC (he started the last 3 years). His father, Norman, was a 2-year starting center at Arizona (1978-79), while his uncle, John Katnik, started at center for USC in 1986 and 1987.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH KURT KATNIK