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T.J. McDonald puts safety first

Litany of greats in Trojans secondary, including his father, motivates latest in line

Updated: August 22, 2011, 4:17 PM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC.com

LOS ANGELES -- The names read like a Who's Who of college football safeties: Ronnie Lott. Troy Polamalu. Mark Carrier. Tim McDonald. The USC Trojans safety position is one of the most tradition-rich in the country, and this year T.J. McDonald is looking to add his name to that list.

McDonald is the leader of a Trojans secondary that is expected to be much improved in 2011, after suffering through growing pains last year with inexperience and a transition to a new coaching staff. McDonald ...

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