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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Summer workouts: Bradford's new developments

By Pedro Moura

USC running back Allen Bradford has a lot on his mind this summer, with his newfound duties as the Trojans' clear No. 1 option in the backfield and status as the de facto quiet leader of the team in this, his redshirt senior season.

That's not to mention the sanctions that hit the USC program a week ago and have given juniors and seniors an out to play immediately at another school if they choose to transfer.

Well, there's one more thing that's about to take up a lot of his time: Bradford and his longtime girlfriend have a daughter due next month, on July 15.

She's to be named Malia.

Bradford, 21, is the fourth member of the USC backfield in the last two seasons to become a father; 2009 fullback Adam Goodman and running Joe McKnight and Stafon Johnson all had children as well.

Bradford talked this week about what it would be like for him this Sunday on Father's Day but also reiterated his desire to stay at USC and talked about the need for the Trojans to stick together during the current hardships.

"Bowl games, scholarships — things like that happen," he said.

Here's the full video with Bradford, who continues to lead the Trojans during seven-on-seven passing drills this summer: