Rose Bowl champion Trojans playing seven games at L.A. Coliseum, open Sept. 2.
What They're Saying
2016: Gustin will battle for a starting role at defensive end as a sophomore in 2016.
2015: Gustin was an often-used outside linebacker as a first-year freshman in 2015. Overall in 2015 while appearing in all 14 games (starting twice, versus UCLA and Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game), he had 25 tackles, including 7 for losses of 44 yards (with 5.5 sacks for minus 38 yards).
He had 3 tackles against Arkansas State, 2 tackles (1 for a loss) against Idaho and 1 tackle (0.5 sack) against Stanford. He had 5 tackles (0.5 sack) against Washington, 2 tackles (with a sack) at Notre Dame and 1 tackle against Utah. He had 2 tackles (with a sack) against Arizona, a tackle at Colorado, 4 tackles (1.5 sacks) at Oregon, 3 tackles (with a sack) against Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and a tackle versus Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2014 Parade All-American first team, Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, USA Today All-Utah and All-State first team as a senior linebacker and quarterback at Salem (Ut.) Hills High. He had 152 tackles, with 29 for losses (10.5 sacks), plus 2 interceptions, 2 deflections and a fumble recovery on defense and he completed 212-of-349 passes (60.7%) for 2,864 yards with 22 TDs and 7 interceptions and ran for 891 yards on 92 carries (9.7 avg) with 10 TDs on offense in 2014.
As a junior in 2013, he had 78 tackles, including 17 for losses (with 2 sacks), 2 deflections, a forced fumble and an interception on defense and he completed 63-of-107 passes (58.9%) for 1,273 yards with 13 TDs and 3 interceptions and ran for 260 yards on 41 carries (6.3 avg) with 2 TDs on offense.
He also was on the baseball (pitcher with a 93 mph fastball), basketball and track (javelin throw, best of 184-1, and shot put, best of 52-7 ½ and winning the 2015 regional title; he was third in each event at the 2015 state meet) teams at Salem Hills.
He spent his 2012 sophomore season at Emmett (Id.) High, earning All-4A Southern Idaho Conference first team honors.
PERSONAL: His father, John Gustin, played quarterback at Wyoming (1991-94), while his mother, Scarlett Overly Gustin, and his aunt, Amberli Gustin, were the Gatorade Idaho Girls High School Basketball Players of the Year in 1987 and 1989, respectively (they both played basketball at BYU, Scarlett from 1987 to 1989 and Amberli from 1989-1994).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH PORTER GUSTIN