Former Palm Desert and NFL cornerback James Dockery was cut by the Carolina Panthers. Dockery played in 24 NFL games, 12 with the Panthers the last two seasons. In his career, he has 28 total tackles with one pass deflection.
Former Shadow Hills running back James Toland IV had a successful debut for USC on the football field. The walk-on redshirt freshman carried the ball 12 times for 47 yards, including a long of 16 yards on his first carry of the game. Toland was the second-leading rusher for USC, only behind starter Javorious Allen. The Trojans beat Fresno State 52-13.