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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Football players still doing track

By Pedro Moura

USC football players Marqise Lee, Tony Burnett and Nickell Robey are all expected to compete in Sunday's dual track & field meet between USC and UCLA, an annual affair valued highly by both programs.

All three are competing in the long jump Burnett, a backup linebacker for the football Trojans, will take part in the triple jump; Robey and Lee are each expected to run segments of the 4x100m relay.

Earlier this year, the trio and fellow football/track participant D.J. Morgan ran the 4x100m as a foursome and challenged USC's normal combination. Morgan, a running back on the football team, is not expected to participate Sunday.

Among football players also competing in track & field events, Lee (long jump) and Burnett (triple jump) have each posted the top marks in their events among all divisions of the NCAA, according to stats compiled by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Sunday's meet will be held at UCLA.