Eleven athletes deliver posters and smiles to Children's Hospital LA.
Tre Madden and Justin Davis each scored three touchdowns for USC.
Kessler throws 3 TDs, Wright has 2 interceptions, Breslin gets 3.5 sacks.
Spring ball begins March 5.
Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."
2015: The hard-charging Madden, who has missed 2 of the past 3 years with injuries, will battle for the starting tailback job as a senior in 2015.
2014: Madden, who hoped to revert to his 2013 form in 2014 as a junior tailback, instead was sidelined all season after suffering turf toe in 2014 fall camp.
2013: Madden, who missed 2012 with a knee injury, got off to a hot start in 2013 at tailback as a sophomore before hamstring injuries slowed him down a bit. Overall in 2013 while appearing in 11 games (all but Notre Dame, California and Fresno State) and starting the first 6 games, he ran for 703 yards on 138 carries (5.1 avg) with 3 TDs, and he added 15 receptions for 201 yards (13.4 avg) with 4 TDs. He also threw an interception on his only pass attempt. He suffered a hamstring injury against Arizona and missed the Notre Dame game, then he reinjured his hamstring at Oregon State and missed the California game. He had 4 100-yard rushing outings in 2013. He was the first Trojan to open a season with 3 consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Marcus Allen had 11 straight to open his 1981 Heisman Trophy season. Besides he and Allen (who also did so in the first 9 games in 1980), the only other Trojans to open a season with 3 consecutive 100-yard rushing games were Charles White (first 3 in 1978), Ricky Bell (first 5 in 1976), O.J. Simpson (first 5 in 1968), Mike Garrett (first 5 in 1965) and Don Williams (first 3 in 1928). The last Trojan with 3 consecutive 100-yard rushing games was Reggie Bush in 2005 (5 in a row, games 2 to 6), but those stats were later vacated due to NCAA penalty; revised: LenDale White (3 in a row in 2005, games 3 to 5). His 4 receiving touchdowns were the most by a Trojan running back since fullback Stanley Havili had 5 in 2007 and the most by a USC tailback since Reggie Bush had 7 in 2004. He made 2013 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention. He sat out 2013 spring drills while recuperating from the 2012 knee injury.
He made his first career start at tailback and responded with 109 yards on 18 carries (he also caught a 10-yard pass) at Hawaii. He rushed for 151 yards on 32 carries against Washington State to become the first Trojan to open a season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing outings since Marcus Allen did so in his 1981 Heisman Trophy campaign (his 32 carries were the most by a Trojan since Sultan McCullough had 39 against California in 2001). He ran for 102 yards on 16 carries against Boston College (the first Trojan to open a season with 3 consecutive 100-yard games since Marcus Allen in 1981) and scored touchdowns on a 30-yard run and 5-yard reception. He had his 100-yard rushing streak snapped against Utah State, as he ran for 93 yards on 24 carries (with a short TD) and he also got 3 passes for 15 yards. He had a game-high 128 rushing yards on 20 carries (with a 24-yard TD) and caught 3 passes for 64 yards with 2 TDs (10 and 48 yards) at Arizona State (he also threw an interception out of the Wildcat formation). Against Arizona, he had 28 yards on 5 carries and caught a 63-yard TD before being sidelined with a hamstring injury in the second half. He returned to action against Utah and had a game-high 60 yards on 12 carries and a 3-yard catch. He had a carry for no yards at Oregon State. He had 11 yards on 6 carries and he caught a pass for 0 yards against Stanford. He had a 6-yard run at Colorado. He had 15 yards on 3 carries against UCLA.
2012: Madden, who was switched from linebacker to tailback in 2012 spring practice and looked impressive, was on track to be a key contributor as a sophomore in 2012 before a torn left knee ligament sidelined him for the 2012 season and allowed him to redshirt.
2011: Madden served as a backup strongside linebacker and played on special teams as a freshman in 2011, his first year at USC. Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 12 games (he started at strongside linebacker at Colorado), he had 15 tackles, including 1 for a loss. He had 3 tackles against Washington and 2 each against Minnesota, Arizona, Notre Dame and Oregon.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, U.S. Army All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Rivals 100, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, SectionSports.com All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division, SectionSports.com All-Southern Section first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-South Coast League Defensive MVP as a senior linebacker and Wildcat quarterback at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. Despite missing 4 games with a foot injury in 2010, he had 81 tackles, with 3 sacks, and an interception on defense, while he completed 13-of-26 passes (50.0%) for 311 yards and 2 TDs and ran for 310 yards with 7 TDs on offense. Mission Viejo was a 2010 CIF Pac-5 Division finalist.
As a junior in 2009, he made Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-South Coast League Defensive MVP. He had 115 tackles on defense, plus ran for 222 yards and completed 5-of-7 passes (71.4%) on offense in 2009. Current Trojan Jahleel Pinner and incoming Trojan Cole Smith also prepped at Mission Viejo.
PERSONAL: He received his bachelor’s degree in communication at USC in the spring of 2015 and is working on a second bachelor’s degree in sociology. His real first name is Curtis. His father, Curtis, was a fullback and defensive end at Kansas State (1988-91). His grandfather is Lawrence McCutcheon, a Colorado State and NFL All-Pro running back with the Los Angeles Rams (1972-79), Denver Broncos (1980) and Buffalo Bills (1981) who set the since-broken Rams career rushing record (6,186 yards), led the Rams in rushing 5 times and played in Super Bowl XIV (he now is a scout with the Rams). His uncle is former USC (1995-98) cornerback Daylon McCutcheon (a 2-time All-Pac-10 pick) who played with the Cleveland Browns (1999-2006). He was born in Texas.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH TRE MADDEN