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USC football: Troy Polamalu graduates with history degree

May 13, 2011 |  3:34 pm

Lg0keunc Troy Polamalu has made history as a Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On Friday, he went through graduation ceremonies at USC after earning his degree in history.

Polamalu, an All-Pro safety, left USC for the NFL after the 2002 season. He was the 16th player chosen in the 2003 draft.

Polamalu was among more than 30 current and former players who were scheduled to go through graduation ceremonies, including Tim McDonald, who also was an All-American safety at USC and an All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers.

I wrote about McDonald's quest for his degree during spring practice, as his son T.J. prepared for his junior season.


Receiver Brice Butler will remain with USC

Nine Trojans selected in NFL draft

-- Gary Klein

Photo: Troy Polamalu. Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images