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    A.J. Single
    A.J. Single

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chula Vista

    High School:
    Bonita Vista

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 275

    Position:
    DE-DT

    Birthdate:
    09/02/1981

    Experience:
    SQ

    2003: Single will serve as a reserve defensive tackle as a junior in 2003.

    2002: Single, who was moved to defensive end (from center) in 2002 spring drills, was expected to be a backup there as a sophomore in 2002 (he also could play defensive tackle). But he underwent surgery for a dislocating left shoulder in 2002 fall practice and was sidelined for the season.

    2001: Single, who was moved from linebacker to center in 2001 spring drills, did not see any action as a reserve redshirt freshman in 2001.

    2000: Single redshirted as a freshman linebacker and defensive end in 2000, his first year at USC. He was hampered by a left knee sprain suffered in 2000 fall drills.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 1999 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Tom Lemming All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-CIF San Diego first team, San Diego Scholar-Athlete of the Year and All-Metro League Defensive MVP as a senior linebacker and tight end at Bonita Vista High in Chula Vista (Calif.). He had 85 tackles, 22 tackles for losses, a school-record 15 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries in 1999.

    As a 1998 junior, he made All-County and All-Metro League, notching 110 tackles and 13 sacks and catching 4 TDs.

    He had 10 sacks as a 1997 sophomore.

    He also played basketball at Bonita Vista.

    PERSONAL: He?s a political science major at USC. His initials stand for Alexander James. He was born in Evanston, Ill. His father, Doug, lettered in football at Stanford in 1971 and 1972 (the 1971 team won the Rose Bowl), then was Stanford?s offensive line coach for 3 years (1976-78) before serving as athletic director at Northwestern and SMU.