Kessler threw for 187 yards and a touchdown, running in another in the loss.
Spring ball begins March 5.
CAREER:In his career, he has 8 receptions for 36 yards (4.5 avg), 2 carries for 6 yards (3.0 avg), a 1-yard kickoff return and 3 tackles. He has 6 career starts.
2015: Pinner figures to again see significant action at fullback as a senior in 2015.
2014: Pinner saw lots of time at fullback and on special teams as a junior in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 2 carries for 6 yards (3.0 avg), a 3-yard reception and 2 tackles. He had both carries against Fresno State, the reception at Utah and a tackle each against Boston College and Arizona State.
2013: Pinner was an often-used fullback and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in all 14 games and starting 5 times (Hawaii, Boston College, Utah State, Oregon State, Colorado), he had 7 receptions for 33 yards (4.7 avg) and he returned a kickoff for 1 yard (1.0 avg). He had a catch for 5 yards at Hawaii, then had an 11-yard reception against Boston College, 2 receptions for 6 yards at Arizona State, a 3-yard catch at Notre Dame and a 4-yard catch at Oregon State. He had a 1-yard kickoff return at California, then caught a 4-yard pass at Colorado.
2012: Pinner was a backup fullback 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 Oregon), he did not carry or catch the ball, but he had 1 tackle (against Syracuse).
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and All-CIF Pac-5 Division as a senior running back at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. He had 113 carries for 559 yards (5.0 avg.) with 13 TDs and had 20 receptions for 258 yards (12.9 avg.) with 3 TDs.
As a junior in 2010, he ran for 1,004 yards with 14 TDs and had 9 receptions for 111 yards (12.3 avg.) as he made Orange County Register All-Orange County third team and All-South Coast League first team.
He also was on the track team at Mission Viejo, with a best of 49-5 in the shot put as a senior. Current Trojan Tre Madden and incoming Trojan Cole Smith also prepped at Mission Viejo.
PERSONAL: He is a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JAHEEL PINNER