Kessler completed 23 of 39 yards for 321 yards and three touchdowns for USC.
Cody Kessler finished the regular season with 3,505 yards passing and 36 TDs.
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The Trojans offensive line struggled to protect Kessler against UCLA's fiery defense
Nelson Agholor was named National Wide Receiver of the Week after a career-high, 16 receptions for 216 yards against Cal
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CAREER: He has 75 catches for 1,258 yards (16.8 avg) with 8 TDs in his career, along with 18 punt returns for 343 yards (19.1 avg) with 2 TDs and 15 kickoff returns for 296 yards (19.7 avg). He has 3 100-yard receiving games in his career. He has 1,912 all-purpose yards on 111 plays (17.2 avg) with 8 TDs in his career. He has 17 career starts.
2014: Agholor, one of college football's most exciting wide receivers and returners, looks to continue in both roles as a junior in 2014.
2013: Agholor started all year at wide receiver as a sophomore in 2013 and performed magnificiently catching passes and returning punts and kicks. Overall in 2013 while starting all 14 games, he had 56 receptions for 918 yards (16.4 avg) with 6 TDs, plus he had 18 punt returns for 343 yards (19.1 avg) with 2 TDs and 10 kickoff returns for 175 yards (17.5 avg). He also had 2 carries for 8 yards (4.0 avg) and 1 tackle. His 19.1 average on punt returns was a USC season record. He was second nationally in punt returns (19.1, first in Pac-12). He had 2 100-yard receiving games in 2013.
He made 2013 Athlon All-American second team, CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American second team, CBSSports.com All-American third team, Phil Steele All-American third team, SI.com All-American honorable mention (all as a punt returner) and CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention (as a wide receiver). He made the 2013 All-Pac-12 second team (as a return specialist) and honorable mention (as a wide receiver), as well as ESPN.com All-Pac-12 first team, Sporting News All-Pac-12 first team, Athlon All-Pac-12 first team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team (all as a punt returner), plus Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team (as a wide receiver). He won USC's Offensive Perimeter Player of the Year Award and John McKay Award (competitive spirit).
2012: Agholor served as a key backup wide receiver, returned kickoffs and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in all 13 games (he even started against Arizona State, UCLA and Georgia Tech), he had 19 catches for 340 yards (17.9 avg.) with 2 TDs, returned 5 kickoffs for 121 yards (24.2 avg.), had a 7-yard rush and made 4 tackles and recovered a fumble. He made the 2012 Scout.com Freshman All-American second team.
He had a 6-yard catch against Hawaii, then had 3 catches for 77 yards (including a 49-yarder) and 2 tackles at Stanford. He had a 15-yard reception against California, a 19-yard kickoff return at Utah, returned 2 kickoffs for 50 yards at Washington and had 2 catches for 10 yards, a 7-yard run and returned a kickoff 37 yards against Colorado. He had a catch for minus 1 yard at Arizona, then 6 catches for a game-high 162 yards, with a 76-yard TD, plus a 15-yard kickoff return against Oregon. He had 2 catches for 22 yards and 2 tackles against Arizona State and had 3 catches for 49 yards, with a 33-yard TD, at UCLA. He had a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage against Georgia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, ESPNU.com All-American second team, SI.com All-American honorable mention, Super Prep Elite 50, Sporting News Top 125, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, ESPNU 150, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast and Guy Toph Trophy recipient (as the top player in Hillsborough County) as a senior running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety at Berkeley Prep High in Tampa (Fla.). He had 212 carries for 1,983 yards (9.4 avg.) with 28 TDs and 10 receptions for 117 yards (11.7 avg.) with 2 TDs on offense in 2011 and 35 tackles and 3 interceptions on defense, plus he returned 8 punts for a 32.0 average.
As a junior in 2010, he had 1,440 yards on offense, 3 interceptions on defense and 323 return yards as he made Max Preps Junior All-American second team, All-State, Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County and All-Suncoast League.
As a sophomore in 2009, he made All-State as he ran for 970 yards with 15 TDs and had 14 receptions for 239 yards (17.1 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense and 31 tackles and 4 interceptions on defense.
As a 2008 freshman, he had 1,400 all-purpose yards and 5 interceptions. In his career, he had 4,732 rushing yards, 921 receiving yards, 12 interceptions and 8 kickoff returns for TDs. He also played basketball at Berkeley, where he averaged 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals as a senior.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC. He was born in Nigeria. His father, Felix, played soccer in Nigeria.