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    Xavier Grimble
    Xavier Grimble

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Las Vegas, NV

    High School:
    Bishop Gorman HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 250

    Position:
    TE

    Experience:
    3V

    09/27/2014

    Trojans Topple Oregon State, 35-10

    Cody Kessler led USC for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

    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

    11/10/2012

    Barkley Leads No. 21 USC Past Arizona State, 38-17

    Matt Barkley threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns.

    10/28/2012

    No. 18 USC Football Hosts No. 2 Oregon

    Trojans look to bounce back from Arizona shootout loss.

    12/21/2013

    USC vs. Fresno State

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

    11/16/2013

    USC football vs. No. 5 Stanford

    USC football vs. No. 5 Stanford, November 16, 2013, USATSI photos

    12/31/2012

    USC vs. Georgia Tech, 2012 Sun Bowl - AP Photo Gallery

    USC vs. Georgia Tech, 2012 Sun Bowl - AP Photo Gallery

    10/13/2012

    No. 11 USC vs. Washington - AP Photos

    No. 11 USC vs. Washington - AP Photos

    11/04/2011

    USC vs. Colorado

    USC vs. Colorado Photo Gallery

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    CAREER: He has 44 catches for 460 yards (10.5 average) and 9 TDs in his career. He has 16 career starts.

    2013: The experienced and effective Grimble again will be on the field often at tight end as a junior in 2013. He missed part of 2013 spring practice with a rib injury.

    2012: Grimble again shared starts at tight end as a sophomore in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in all 13 games and starting 9 times (all but Hawaii, California, Arizona State, Notre Dame), he had 29 catches for 316 yards (10.9 avg.) with 5 TDs and also made 3 tackles. He made 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention and All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

    He had 2 catches for 38 yards against Hawaii. He fought off 4 tacklers to score on a 22-yard reception at Syracuse. He had a 19-yard reception at Stanford, then 2 catches against California (38 yards), Utah (16 yards) and Washington (42 yards, including an 18-yard TD). He caught 3 passes for 26 yards, with an 8-yard TD, against Colorado, then had 2 catches for 29 yards, including a 12-yard TD, and he made a tackle at Arizona. He had 5 catches for 23 yards and a tackle against Oregon, then had 5 catches for 20 yards with a TD against Arizona State. He had a 15-yard reception at UCLA, a 9-yard catch against Notre Dame and 2 catches for 119 yards against Georgia Tech.

    2011: Grimble started 7 games (Minnesota, Utah, Syracuse, Arizona State, California, Notre Dame, Stanford) at tight end as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and was an often-used backup in USC's other 5 games. He also played on special teams. Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 12 games, he had 15 catches for 144 yards (9.6 avg.) with 4 TDs, plus 2 kickoff returns for 3 yards (1.5 avg.). He made 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American honorable mention. He had a 1-yard catch against Minnesota, then caught 5 passes for 66 yards, with a 9-yard TD catch, against Utah. He had 2 catches for 17 yards (with a 9-yard TD) against Syracuse and a 7-yard TD catch against Arizona. He had 2 receptions for 12 yards at Notre Dame, 2 catches for 15 yards and a 3-yard kickoff return against Stanford, a 5-yard TD catch at Colorado and a 21-yard reception at Oregon. He caught a 2-point conversion pass against UCLA.

    2010: Grimble redshirted as a freshman tight end in 2010, his first year at USC. He was slowed for USC's first 3 games (Hawaii, Virginia, Minnesota) with an ankle sprain.

    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 first team, USA Today All-USA second team, EA Sports All-American second team, Max Preps 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, All-State 4A and All-Southwest District Offensive MVP as a senior tight end at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas (Nev.). He had 39 catches for 709 yards (18.2 avg.) with 9 TDs in 2009. Bishop Gorman went 15-0 and won the state 4A title in 2009.

    As a junior in 2008, he had 13 receptions for 310 yards (23.8 avg.) with 4 TDs. Bishop Gorman won the state title in his 2007 sophomore season. He also played basketball at Bishop Gorman.

    PERSONAL: He is a social sciences (economics) major at USC. His cousin, Jalen Grimble, is a junior defensive lineman at Miami (Fla.).

    REC YDS AVG TD LG KOR YDS AVG TD LG
    2011 (Fr.)... 15# 144 9.6 4 36 2 3 1.5 0 3
    2012 (So.)... 29 316 10.9 5 31 0 0 0 0 0
    CAREER....... 44# 460 10.5 9 36 2 3 1.5 0 3
    #Also caught a 2-point conversion pass

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    2012 (So.)... 3 0/0 0 0

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH XAVIER GRIMBLE

    2012

    REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Hawaii 2 38 19 0 31
    Syracuse* 1 22 22 1 22
    Stanford* 1 19 19 0 19
    California 2 38 29 0 26
    Utah* 2 16 8 0 11
    Washington* 2 42 21 1 24
    Colorado* 3 26 8.7 1 9
    Arizona* 2 29 14.5 1 17
    Oregon* 5 23 4.6 0 9
    Arizona St. 5 20 4 1 7
    UCLA* 1 15 15 0 15
    Notre Dame 1 9 9 0 9
    Ga. Tech (Sun)* 2 19 8.5 0 16
    2012 (So.)... 29 316 10.9 5 31

    2011

    REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Minnesota* 1 1 1.0 0 1
    Utah* 5 66 13.2 1 36
    Syracuse* 2 17 8.5 1 9
    Arizona 1 7 7.0 1 7
    Notre Dame* 2 12 6.0 0 6
    Stanford* 2 15 7.5 0 9
    Colorado 1 5 5.0 1 5
    Oregon 1 21 21.0 0 21
    2011 (Fr.)... 15# 144 9.6 4 36
    #Also caught a 2-point conversion pass
    *Starter