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    Toa Lobendahn
    Toa  Lobendahn

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Cerritos, CA

    High School:
    La Habra

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 295

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    02/14/1996

    Experience:
    2V

    Major:
    Policy, Planning and Development

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    CAREER: He has 20 career starts (8 at left guard, 5 at left tackle, 5 at right guard, 2 at center).

    2016: The versatile Lobendahn will look to re-assume his starting job at center as a junior in 2016. He was limited in 2016 spring practice while recovering from 2015 knee surgery.

    2015: Lobendahn returned as a starting offensive lineman as a sophomore in 2015 before getting hurt, starting the first 5 games at right guard and the next 2 at center. He tore knee ligaments early in the Utah contest and had surgery, sidelining him for the rest of 2015.

    2014: Lobendahn, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2014 after graduating a semester early from high school, started all season on the offensive line as a first-year freshman in 2014, the first 8 games at left guard and the last 5 at left tackle. He made the 2014 Football Writers Freshman All-American first team, Sporting News Freshman All-American first team, USA Today Freshman All-American first team, Scout Freshman All-American first team, Phil Steele Freshman All-American first team, ESPN.com True Freshman All-American first team, 247Sports True Freshman All-American first team and CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American second team. He made 2014 All-Pac-12 honorable mention. Against Fresno State, he and Damien Mama became just the second pair of USC first-year freshmen in the post-World War II era to start on the offensive line (Travis Claridge and Faaesea Mailo did so 3 times in 1996), but it was the first time that a Trojan first-year freshman o-line duo started an opener. He made the ESPN.com All-Bowl Team and ESPN.com Pac-12 All-Bowl Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2013 Prep Star All-American, ESPN 300, Max Preps All-American Medium Schools second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division II first team, All-CIF Southwest Division, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team, Whittier News All-Area and All-Freeway League Lineman of the Year as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at La Habra (Calif.) High.

    As a 2012 junior at Lakewood (Calif.) High, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior first team. Incoming Trojan Josh Fatu also prepped at Lakewood.

    PERSONAL: He is a policy, planning and development major at USC. His father, Vince, was a lineman at Utah (1990-93) and then in the Arena League with the Albany Firebirds (1994) and St. Louis Stampede (1995) before coaching at BYU as a graduate assistant (1998-99) and as an assistant and head coach at the high school level. Former USC offensive lineman Faaesea Mailo (1996-2001) is his second cousin.