Key USC Trojans Defensive Player Returning For One More Season

A key USC Trojans defensive player just announced today that he will be returning to USC for his final year of eligibility.

While the USC Defense was one of the worst in College Football, Jamil Muhammad was one of the bright spots and one of the most consistent players on the unit. He finished the year with six sacks, 24 total pressures, and 21 total tackles. PFF gave him an overall season grade of 65.2.

Aside from play on the field, Muhammad was one of the instrumental team leaders in the locker room, and a constant mainstay to speak with the media. He will be one of the key players in rebuilding this defense this offseason to get it where it needs to go.

As of this publishing, USC has yet to announce the hiring of their new Defensive Coordinator. Muhammad must feel good enough about the direction of where the program is heading to return.

Jamil Muhammad Experience Before USC Trojans

Jamil Muhammad began his collegiate career at Vanderbilt as a quarterback, but before playing a snap he transferred to Georgia State. After 3 seasons at Georgia State, Muhammad transferred to USC this past offseason.

We will see if Muhammad decides to play in this season’s Bowl Game or not, but regardless, this is a step in the right direction for the USC defense. Now they just need to nail the DC hire.