July 23, 2006

Ellison back on track

USC sophomore safety Kevin Ellison's 2005 season was an ironic one. His biggest play of the season also turned out to be the last play of his season.

Ellison made a key interception late in the game against Arizona State on Oct. 1 that led to a LenDale White 46 yard touchdown run to put the Trojans up for good, 38-28.

But in the process of making the interception Ellison tore his ACL and broke a bone in his leg when safety Scott Ware ran into him. The injuries forced Ellison to miss the rest of his freshman season.

USCFootball.com had a chance to catch up with Ellison to find out how his knee feels now and how he has fared so far in the summer.

Ellison refers to the injury as a "freak accident."

"I got a nice tip and I got lucky, but then it was a freak accident," Ellison said about the interception. "My foot planted into the ground and Scott Ware's leg hit my knee at the same time

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