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Front & Center: Keyshawn Johnson

Keyshawn Johnson played wide receiver at USC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft.

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ESPN NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson will be honored by his alma mater this weekend.

The 1995 first team All-American and eventual No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft is being inducted into the prestigious USC Hall of Fame

Other members of this year’s class include the likes of five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson, standout NFL offensive lineman Tony Boselli and four-time WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Tina Thompson.

The Hall of Fame honor is particularly meaningful to Johnson, who was a USC ball boy as a kid growing up in Los Angeles. He always wanted to go to school and play football there.

In the podcast above, Johnson recounts his early Trojans memories and what it meant for him to play in the Los Angeles Coliseum. He offers personal thoughts on fellow USC alum Junior Seau, discusses the recent expansion of the now Pac-12 Conference, and even shares his expectations for Trojans football this fall.

Does Johnson expect the Trojans to “Fight On” and return to National Championship contention? Listen and find out.

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