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Penn State back transfers to USC, is eligible against Hawaii


Penn State running back Silas Redd has transferred to Southern California and will be eligible to play against Hawaii in the season opener, USC said today.

They play Sept. 1 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

“We welcome Silas Redd to the Trojan Family,” USC athletic director Pat Haden said in a statement on the school’s website. “He is an outstanding student and athlete. When the NCAA presented the option to transfer, Silas and his family put a lot of thought and research into making this decision.”

Redd ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. He made both the  Walter Camp and Doak Walker 2012 preseason watch lists.

He will have two years of eligibility.

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