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December 15, 2012---The John McKay Center Football Locker Room

Check out the link (at the end of this article) to my Picasa album.

Trojan Candy was able to tour the John McKay Center again. Remember....it is a closed facility. The highlight of the tour would be the Football Locker Room. Trojan Candy would finally be able to see the locker that I donated.

Equipment room
Our tour began with the Work-Out Equipment Area.
Pro Agility chart
On the wall of the Work-Out Equipment area were many performance charts. This is the "USC Football Top Performances of Pro Agility Drill." This drill tests acceleration, deceleration, and ability to change direction. Check out the names.
National Champions
We next viewed the National Championship Football Trophies upstairs.
Locker room door
Then, we congregated at the Locker Room Door. There was such excitement as we entered the Locker Room.
Faithful section
Inside, the lockers were divided into six sections. They were titled "Faithful, Scholarly, Skillful, Courageous, Ambitious, and Lock-In." My locker was located in the "Faithful" section. Safety John Auran #41 occupies my locker.
Trojan Candy's locker
#41 Safety John Auran uses Trojan Candy's locker. (picture courtesy of my brother Charles Chan)
Pat and Dudley's locker
My sister Pat and brother-in-law Dudley Poon donated a locker in the "Scholarly" section. Offensive Lineman, Center Abe Markowitz #50, occupies their locker. (Picture courtesy of Charles Chan)
Robert Woods' locker
In the "Lock-In" section, I found friend Robert Wood's locker.
Matt Barkley's locker
In the "Courageous" section, I found friend Matt Barkley's locker.

Trojan Candy will dearly miss both Matt and Robert! FIGHT ON, Matt! FIGHT ON, Robert!

We could be in the Locker Room for only 45 minutes, because the team would be returning from practice soon. I ran around taking pictures as fast as I could.

Locker room
Trojan Candy took my final picture of the entire Locker Room after everyone else left.

What a special tour!

As Jim and I walked out of the John McKay Center, we met several friends who were leaving after their football practice.

Yuri and Curtis McNeal
It was so nice to visit with Yuri and Curtis McNeal (3/11/2010)
Morgan Breslin, Erick Jepsen and Greg Townsend
Morgan Breslin, Erick Jepsen and Greg Townsend
Zack Kusnir
Zack Kusnir
Luis Nevarez
Luis Nevarez
Kevon Seymour
Kevon Seymour

I have uploaded more pictures to this PICASA ALBUM.

Trojan Candy will be writing next about the January 12th Women of Troy Volleyball Banquet.

FIGHT ON, until then!

December 14, 2012---Football Awards Banquet

Trojan Candy attended this year's Football Awards Banquet. I was fortunate to meet several football friends at the front entrance of the Tutor Center. This year the team did not congregate downstairs, but stayed upstairs to visit with some of the guests. Enjoy some of the team members.

Andre Heidari and Kris Albarado
Andre Heidari and Kris Albarado
Robert Mojica and Abe Markowitz
Robert Mojica and Abe Markowitz
Craig McMahon
Craig McMahon
Marcus Martin and friend
Marcus Martin and friend
Abe and father Barry Markowitz
Abe and father Barry Markowitz
Rob Dooley, Nick Schlossberg, George Katrib, Julian Coleman, and David Garness
Rob Dooley (8/16/2012), Nick Schlossberg, George Katrib, Julian Coleman, and David Garness
Kevin Greene and T.J. McDonald
Kevin Greene and T.J. McDonald
Lamar Dawson, Christian Sutton, and Aundrey Walker
Lamar Dawson, Christian Sutton, and Aundrey Walker
Kevin Greene, Jahleel Pinner, Chad Wheeler, William Tober?, Devian Shelton, Leonard Williams, T.J. McDonald, Jabari Ruffin, and Scott Starr
Kevin Greene, Jahleel Pinner, Chad Wheeler, William Tober?, Devian Shelton, Leonard Williams, T.J. McDonald, Jabari Ruffin, and Scott Starr
Khaled and Alex Holmes
Khaled (4/14/2011) and Alex Holmes (9/22/2011)
Devian Shelton, Kevon Seymour, and Nickell Robey
Devian Shelton, Kevon Seymour, and Nickell Robey
Emon Saee, De'Von Flournoy, Soma Vainuku, and Randall Telfer
Emon Saee, De'Von Flournoy, Soma Vainuku, and Randall Telfer
John Akiba, Peter McBride, Luke Freeman, Luis Nevarez, and Michael Arakelian
John Akiba, Peter McBride, Luke Freeman, Luis Nevarez, and Michael Arakelian
Silas Redd, Dion Bailey, Marqise Lee, and Hayes Pullard
Silas Redd, Dion Bailey, Marqise Lee, and Hayes Pullard
Robert Woods and his Mom
Robert Woods (8/19/2010) and his Mom
Jordan Simmons and Max Tuerk
Jordan Simmons and Max Tuerk
Chad Wheeler and Cole Cottrell
Chad Wheeler and Cole Cottrell
Morgan Breslin and Jabari Ruffin
Morgan Breslin and Jabari Ruffin

The downstairs banquet room was beautifully decorated. The Seniors were seated with family and patrons in the front of the room. Award Winners were seated throughout the room. Trojan Candy was able to walk around the room to take more pictures.

Morgan Breslin and Jeff Miller
Morgan Breslin and Jeff Miller
Tony Burnett and his Mom Vanessa Johnson
Tony Burnett and his Mom Vanessa Johnson
Demetrius Wright and Antwaun Woods
Demetrius Wright and Antwaun Woods
Alex Wood, Conner Sullivan, and Christian Sutton
Alex Wood, Conner Sullivan, and Christian Sutton
Marqise Lee and George Farmer
Marqise Lee and George Farmer
Nelson Agholor
Nelson Agholor
Kyle Negrete with his Dad Jeff
Kyle Negrete with his Dad Jeff
Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley
Chandler Larsen and Drew McAllister
Chandler Larsen and Drew McAllister
Jahleel Pinner, Leonard Williams, Scott Starr, Jabari Ruffin, and Greg Townsend
Jahleel Pinner, Leonard Williams, Scott Starr, Jabari Ruffin, and Greg Townsend
Ryan Dillard
Ryan Dillard won the Joe Collins Walk-On Award for a defensive player
Nathan Guertler
Nathan Guertler won the Joe Collins Walk-On Award for an offensive player
Kevin Graf
Kevin Graf won one of two Lifters Award
Yury with Curtis McNeal
Yury with Curtis McNeal (3/11/2010)
Tony Burnett
Tony Burnett won the Special Teams Player of the Year Award
J.T. Kerr, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, and Randall Telfer
J.T. Kerr, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, and Randall Telfer
Zack Kusnir
Zack Kusnir won a Senior Award
John Katnik and friend
John Katnik (8/26/2011) and friend

The evening was somewhat subdued this year. But, the team is excited about playing in the Sun Bowl.

FIGHT ON, to VICTORY!