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Steady hand in the middle

Mental reps help MLB Lamar Dawson bounce back quickly after injury

Updated: September 21, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
By Johnny Curren | WeAreSC.com

LOS ANGELES -- In his short time at USC, Lamar Dawson has developed a reputation as one of the Trojans' brightest young stars. Fast and athletic with his imposing 6-foot-2, 235-pound size, the sophomore middle linebacker plays with a physicality that's apparent on each and every down.

But don't let Dawson fool you. Whether it's on the field or off, he's actually as low-key as it gets.

That's not a negative characteristic to have -- not even for someone who mans what many consider to ...

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