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80 days to USC football: Duane Bickett became a Trojan star by chance

The days until USC football returns continue to tick down, now reaching the nice round number of 80.

In Trojan lore, the No. 80 has produced some exceptional players and moments.

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Here’s a look at the jersey’s bright past:

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From 1981 through 1984, versatile Duane Bickett terrorized opposing offenses from the linebacker position in the No. 80.

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Funnily enough, Bickett was better known as a basketball player for Glendale High School and most of his career highlights on the football field at that level came on offense as a tight end.