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Fresh start for Nickell Robey

USC's breakthrough cornerback has found a new home in Southern California

Updated: November 2, 2011, 8:27 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- He's a 5-foot-8, 165-pound ball hawk who plays with a sharp edge.

Cornerback Nickell Robey is one of the fastest and quickest players on the USC football team. He's stronger than you would think, and he plays with so much leverage that he's able to outfight receivers 7 or 8 inches taller than him for the ball.

But what has made him the most dynamic playmaker on a USC defense that's starting to find its groove doesn't come from his legs, his arms or even his braids-covered ...

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