2004: Nunn, who has starting experience, is a frontrunner to start at cornerback as a senior in 2004.
2003: Nunn was a key backup cornerback as a junior in 2003. He was used often in extra defensive back formations and made a number of big plays. Overall in 2003 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 40 tackles, including 4 for losses of 27 yards (with 3 sacks for 26 yards), plus an interception which he returned 57 yards for a TD (at Washington), 4 deflections, 1 forced fumble (against UCLA, which USC recovered for a TD) and 3 fumble recoveries (with a 38-yard return for a TD against Hawaii). He broke his right eye socket at Washington, but he did not miss any games with the injury. He had 7 tackles against Washington State and Oregon State, 5 versus Stanford, 4 against Hawaii, Washington and UCLA, and 3 at Arizona State. Besides his scoring fumble recovery against Hawaii, he had recovered fumbles against Arizona State and Washington. He missed most of 2003 spring practice while recuperating from a 2002 knee injury.
2002: Nunn, who transferred in the fall of 2002 from a junior college as a junior, started USC's first 3 games at cornerback and performed well. But, after breaking his right thumb prior to the Colorado game, he tore ligaments in his right knee at Kansas State and had surgery, which sidelined him the rest of the 2002 season. Because of the early-season injury, he was allowed to redshirt. Overall in 2002 while appearing in 3 games, he had 3 tackles (2 came at Kansas State before he injured his knee). JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was named to the 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100 and Prep Star JUCO All-American teams as a sophomore defensive back at San Francisco (Calif.) City College. SFCC went 12-0 in 2001 and won its third consecutive national championship.
He also played for SFCC in 2000 as a freshman. He originally signed with Washington State in 2000, but did not enroll there.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 1999 Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 squads as a senior defensive back, running back and wide receiver at St. Francis High in Mountain View (Calif.). He had 30 tackles and 3 interceptions in 1999, plus ran for 600 yards on 125 carries (4.8 avg.) with 7 TDs, despite missing 3 games with a sprained ankle.
As a 1998 junior, he played in just 4 games because of a broken toe, but had 768 rushing yards with 8 TDs and caught 12 passes for 200 yards (16.7 avg.) with 2 TD.
He was a 1997 All-State Underclass and All-Western Catholic Athletic League pick as a sophomore. He also ran track at St. Francis, with a best of 10.79 in the 100 meters.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His sister, Natalie, is a redshirt freshman defender on the USC women's soccer team.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH RONALD NUNN
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