CAREER: He has 11 tackles (1.5 for losses) and a deflection in his career.
2017: Dorton will battle for key playing time at defensive tackle as a junior in 2017.
2016: Dorton served as a backup defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2016. Overall in 2016, he saw action in 11 games (all but Washington) and started against Alabama, and he had 9 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of 16 yards (with a 15-yard sack), and a deflection. He had 3 tackles against Alabama, 1 each against Stanford and Utah (with a deflection), 2 versus Arizona State (with 0.5 for a loss) and 1 each versus Colorado (a sack) and California.
2015: Dorton, who was switched from outside linebacker to defensive end in 2015 spring drills, was a reserve as a redshirt freshman in 2015. Overall in 2015 while appearing in 2 games (Arkansas State and Idaho), he had 2 tackles (1 in each game).
2014: Dorton redshirted as a freshman outside linebacker at USC in 2014, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-American, ESPN 300, Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team and All-CIF Pac-5 Division as a senior defensive end at St. John Bosco High in Bellflower (Calif.). He had 66 tackles, with 5 sacks, in 2013. St. John Bosco won the 2013 CIF Pac-5 Division championship and CIF state championship Open Division bowl game.
As a 2012 junior, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior third team and All-CIF Pac-5 Division while making 57 tackles, including 13 for a loss (with 6 sacks), plus an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
As a sophomore in 2011, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore second team and All-Trinity League as he had 40 tackles with a sack, as well as a fumble recovery. Current Trojans Nico Falah and Reid Budrovich also prepped at St. John Bosco.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH MAILK DORTON