USC freshman Iman Marshall named Pac-12 defensive player of the week

Iman Marshall stepped up when USC needed him against UCLA on Saturday.
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USC freshman defensive back Iman Marshall has been named the Pac-12’s defensive player of the week for his performance in the Trojans’ win over UCLA.


Marshall led the Trojan defense in USC’s 40-21 win over UCLA to secure the South Division title and earn a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Marshall had two interceptions, the first of which set up a USC touchdown, and snapped UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen’s school-record streak of 246 throwing attempts without an interception. 

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Marshall additionally recorded four tackles and two pass breakups. For the year, the starting rookie has 56 tackles, three interceptions and five deflections.