Some Trojans have many talents

USC student Erica Lucero writes about her friend Jeff Tola, a defensive end on USC who's very much a student, as well as an athlete. And he's not alone.

Updated: September 23, 2005, 12:54 PM ET
By Erica Lucero | Special to Page 2

EDITOR'S NOTE: Erica Lucero, a sophomore at Southern Cal, will provide Page 2 with periodic updates from campus this season as the Trojans attempt to win their third consecutive national championship.

Whenever I walk around campus with Jeff Tola, I can't help but laugh. Decked out in his football gear, Jeff, who is 6-feet tall, has all kinds of girls turning their heads. I only wish they could see the Jeff that I do: We eat cereal and fruit snacks together, I beat him at poker, and he ...

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