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    George Uko
    George Uko

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Chino

    High School:
    Don Lugo

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 275

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    02/12/1992

    Experience:
    2V

    03/01/2013

    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.

    11/26/2012

    19 Trojans Make All-Pac-12 Football Teams

    Lee is Offensive Player of Year, Williams is Freshman Defensive Player of Year

    11/17/2012

    No. 21 Trojans Fall To No. 17 UCLA, 38-28

    Matt Barkley passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns

    08/19/2012

    Defense Dominates USC's Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

    Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.

    03/05/2012

    USC Football Spring Practice Starts Tuesday

    Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."

    12/21/2013

    USC vs. Fresno State

    USC vs. Fresno State - USATSI Gallery - Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

    10/26/2013

    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

    11/10/2012

    No. 19 USC 38, Arizona State 17 - AP Photos

    No. 19 USC 38, Arizona State 17 - AP Photos

    09/15/2012

    No. 2 USC 14, No. 21 Stanford 21 - AP Photos

    Matt Barkley completed 20 of 41 passes and threw for 254 yards.

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    CAREER: He has 49 tackles, including 10.5 for losses (with 6.5 sacks), plus 2 deflections and a fumble recovery (for a TD) in his career. He has 15 career starts.

    2013: Uko returns as a starting defensive lineman as a junior in 2013, this season at end after playing tackle in 2012.

    2012: Uko started at defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2012. Overall in 2012 while starting all 13 games, he had 31 tackles, including 9 for losses of 43 yards (with 5 sacks for 33 yards), a deflection and a fumble recovery for a TD. He started once at end (Stanford), 3 times at tackle (Hawaii, Syracuse, California) and the other 9 times at nose tackle. He was named 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American second team and All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

    He had 2 tackles (1.5 for a loss, with a sack) against Hawaii, 2 tackles against Syracuse, 1 tackle at Stanford and 3 tackles for a loss (with 2 sacks) among his 4 tackles against California. He had 3 tackles (0.5 for a loss) at Utah, a tackle each against Washington and Colorado and 2 tackles each at Arizona and Oregon. He had 5 tackles (with 1.5 sacks) against Arizona State, then had a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD at UCLA. He had 1 tackle against Notre Dame. He had 6 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (0.5 sack), against Georgia Tech.

    2011: Uko was an often-used backup defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 12 games (he started the Washington and Oregon games), he had 18 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, plus 2 forced fumbles and a deflection. He had 3 tackles against Oregon and UCLA (with a forced fumble in each game) and 2 tackles against Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington (with 1.5 sacks). He made 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American honorable mention.

    2010: Uko redshirted as a freshman defensive tackle in 2010, his first year at USC. He won USC's Service Team Defensive Player of the Year Award.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American second team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley first team and All-Mt. Baldy League as a senior defensive lineman at Don Lugo High in Chino (Calif.). He had 91 tackles with 15 sacks in 2009.

    As a junior in 2008, he made Inland Valley Daily Bulletin All-Inland Valley second team and All-League. He had 90 tackles (with 5 sacks), 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 2008.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    2011 (Fr.)... 18 1.5/12 1 0
    2012 (So.)... 31 9/43 1 1#
    CAREER... 49 10.5/55 2 1#
    #Includes 1 fumble recovery for a TD

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH GEORGE UKO

    2012

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    Hawaii* 2 1.5/5 0 0
    Syracuse* 2 0/0 0 0
    Stanford* 1 0/0 0 0
    California* 4 3/13 0 0
    Utah* 3 0.5/1 0 0
    Washington* 1 0/0 0 0
    Colorado* 1 0/0 1 0
    Arizona* 2 0/0 0 0
    Oregon* 2 0/0 0 0
    Arizona St.* 5 1.5/15 0 0
    UCLA* 1 1/2 0 0
    Notre Dame* 1 0/0 0 1#
    Ga. Tech (Sun)* 6 1.5/7 0 0
    2012 (So.)... 31 9/43 1 1#
    #Includes 1 fumble recovery for a TD

    2011

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Utah10.010
    Syracuse10.000
    Arizona St.10.000
    Arizona20.000
    California20.000
    Notre Dame10.000
    Colorado20.000
    Washington*21.5/1200
    Oregon*30.000
    UCLA30.000
    2011 (Fr.)181.5/1210

    *Starter