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Catching up with Kyle Negrete

Senior punter knew John Baxter from his work at Fresno State, thrilled to play for him

Updated: March 1, 2012, 9:38 PM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | We Are SC

USC senior punter Kyle Negrete was born to play football. His father and uncle both played football at Fresno State. His grandfather, Jim Sweeney, was a former head coach at Fresno State (and two other colleges) with more than 200 career wins. The field at Fresno State is named after him. Negrete also has two cousins who currently play college football.

With that kind of background, it's no surprise that he found a home on the gridiron. The surprise is that he's making his mark as a punter. ...

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