Spring ball begins March 5.
Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.
Trojans put on pads for first time in 2012 fall camp.
NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Southern California (USATSI)
2016: Felix, a defensive end originally known as Scott Starr before legally changing his name in 2014, returns as a starter as a senior in 2016. However, his status for 2016 is undetermined because of a personal issue.
2015: Felix started most of 2015 at outside linebacker as a junior. Overall in 2015 while appearing in all 14 games (starting all but Arizona, UCLA, Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and Wisconsin), he had 28 tackles, including 5.5 for losses of 37 yards (with 4 sacks for minus 31 yards), plus a fumble recovery.
He had a tackle against Arkansas State, 3 tackles against Idaho and 4 tackles (1 for a loss) against Stanford. He had a sack and recovered a fumble at Arizona State, a tackle (0.5 sack) against Washington, 4 tackles (1.5 for a loss, including a sack) at Notre Dame and 3 tackles against Utah. He had 2 tackles at California, a tackle (0.5 sack) against Arizona and 3 tackles at Colorado. He had a tackle at Oregon and 2 tackles against both UCLA and Wisconsin.
2014: Felix saw significant action at rush outside linebacker as a sophomore in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games and starting 5 (Stanford, Colorado, Washington State, California, UCLA), he had 36 tackles, including 5 for losses (with 1.5 sacks), plus 2 deflections, a team-best 2 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble.
He had 3 tackles against Fresno State, then had 6 tackles (1 for a loss) at Stanford and recovered a fumble as the Cardinal was driving late in the game. He added 3 tackles at Boston College, a tackle for a loss and a deflection against Oregon State, a sack against Arizona State and 4 tackles and forced a fumble against Colorado. He had a game-high 9 tackles (1.5 for a loss) and a deflection at Utah, 3 tackles and a fumble recovery (it led to a USC TD) at Washington State and 3 tackles (0.5 sack) against California. He had 3 stops against Nebraska.
2013: After missing most of 2012 with an injury, Felix was moved from linebacker to outside linebacker in 2013 fall camp and served as a reserve there as a redshirt freshman in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in the last 6 games, he had 9 tackles and 1 deflection. He had 1 tackle against Oregon State and Colorado, 4 tackles and a deflection at California and 3 tackles against Fresno State. He sat out the Hawaii opener with an injury. He missed 2013 spring practice while recuperating from 2012 neck surgery.
2012: Felix, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2012 after graduating a semester early from high school, was a backup linebacker and special teams player as a freshman in 2012. Overall in 2012, he appeared in USC’s first 3 games (Hawaii, Syracuse, Stanford) and made 2 tackles (both against Hawaii). He then suffered a neck injury prior to the California game and had surgery that sidelined him the rest of the season, which allowed him to redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Inland Division and All-Riverside County as a senior linebacker at Norco (Calif.) High. He had 96 tackles, including 6 sacks, and a fumble recovery in 2011.
He made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team, SectionSports.com All-Inland Empire second team and All-Big VIII League first team as a 2010 junior while getting 114 tackles (with 3 sacks) and a forced fumble.
He was a 4-year starter at Norco.
PERSONAL: He is a theater major at USC. In the fall of 2014, he legally changed his last name from his mother’s (Starr) to his father’s (Felix). He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH SCOTT FELIX