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    Matt Spanos
    Matt Spanos

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Corona, Calif.

    High School:
    Corona

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 300

    Position:
    OT

    Experience:
    1V

    2007: Spanos, who has played every position on the offensive line in his career, started the last 9 games of his 2007 senior season at center after sitting out the 2006 season. Overall in 2007, he appeared in USC's final 10 contests after missing the first 3 games while recuperating from a torn right tricep that he suffered in 2007 fall camp. He recovered a fumble against Arizona. He was a 2007 All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick. He won USC's Courage Award and Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. He sprained his right ankle during 2007 spring practice and sat out the last half of spring drills.

    2006: Spanos sat out his 2006 junior season while academically ineligible. He was switched to offensive guard from center prior to 2006 spring practice and performed well enough to compete for the starting job on the left side (he also can play tackle).

    2005: Spanos, who was moved to center from offensive tackle in 2005 spring practice, saw brief action in all 13 games as a backup and on special teams as a sophomore in 2005.

    2004: Spanos was a reserve offensive tackle and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2004. He appeared in 9 games in 2004. He sprained his left arch prior to the Colorado State game and missed the next 4 contests (Colorado State, BYU, Stanford and California).

    2003: Spanos redshirted as a freshman offensive guard in 2003, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2002 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention, All-CIF Southern Section second team, All-CIF Division V first team, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County first team and All-Mountain View League first team (on offense and defense) as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Corona (Calif.) High. He had 77 tackles (52 solo), with 13 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles on defense in 2002. As a junior in 2001, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County second team and All-League. He had 60-plus tackles, including 18 for losses (with 3 sacks), in 2001. He was a 3-year starter.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.

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