2006: The veteran Sartz will attempt to regain his long-held starting job at strongside linebacker as a senior in 2006. He'll likely miss 2006 spring drills while recuperating from a 2005 shoulder injury.
2005: Sartz began his 2005 senior season starting for his third year at strongside linebacker. But he dislocated his left shoulder early in the Arkansas game and was sidelined the rest of the season, allowing him to redshirt. Overall in 2005 while starting USC's first 2 games, he had 8 tackles, including 2.5 for losses of 6 yards (with 2 sacks for minus 5 yards). He had a game-best 7 tackles (including 2 sacks) at Hawaii and a tackle (0.5 for a loss) versus Arkansas.
2004: Sartz started all of his 2004 junior season at strongside outside linebacker and did an outstanding job. Overall in 2004 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 48 tackles, including 3.5 for losses of 11 yards (with 1.5 sacks for 5 yards), plus 6 deflections and an 8-yard interception. He made 2004 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He had 10 tackles against California, 7 versus Arizona State, 5 at Washington State and Oregon State, 4 against Stanford and Notre Dame and 3 against Virginia Tech and Oklahoma. His interception against Colorado State set up a TD.
2003: Sartz was one of USC's most pleasant surprises in 2003. After beginning his 2003 sophomore season as a backup strongside linebacker and safety (he saw action at both spots), as well as a special teams player, he emerged as the starting strongside linebacker for the last 6 games for an injured Matt Grootegoed. Overall in 2003 while appearing in all 13 games, he made 60 tackles, including 6 for losses of 29 yards (with 2 sacks for 17 yards), plus had 4 deflections and a blocked punt. He had 10 tackles versus Oregon State (with a sack and a blocked punt), 9 tackles against UCLA (a game high) and Washington State, 7 against Stanford (a team best), Notre Dame and Michigan in the Rose Bowl (including 2 for losses, with a sack, plus a deflection), 6 at Washington and 3 against Hawaii (while playing safety).
2002: Sartz was a backup strongside linebacker and played on special teams as a freshman in 2002, his first year at USC. Overall in 2002 while appearing in 12 games (all but Arizona State), he had 8 tackles, including 1 for a 5-yard loss, plus a pass deflection and an interception (which he returned 22 yards against Oregon State). He had 3 tackles at Stanford.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2001 honors included Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Sacramento Bee All-Sacramento first team as a senior defensive back and tight end at Granite Bay (Calif.) High. He had 103 tackles, including 4 for losses, 2 interceptions, 7 deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles and 6 blocked kicks in 2001. As a junior in 2000, he made 81 tackles, including 4 sacks, plus 6 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles. He was also a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. He also was on Granite Bay's track (with bests of 11.1 in the 100 meters, 14.47 in the 110-meter high hurdles, 39.7 in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and 20-plus in the long jump, while also competing in the high jump, shot put and 400 meters) and basketball (earning All-League honors) teams.
PERSONAL: He's a communication major at USC. His father, Jeff, played safety at Oregon State. His grandfather, also named Dallas, was a Golden Gloves boxer at Washington State and a professional hydroplane racer.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH DALLAS SARTZ