USC’s Allen Bradford: NFL 2011 Draft Pick
With the 22nd pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected USC’s second leading rusher from the 2010 season in tailback, Allen Bradford. Bradford, a 6-foot, 235-pound tailback, was sidelined in 2008 after suffering a cartilage injury in his hip. He underwent hip arthroscopy in 2008 by Dr. Jason Snibbe to repair the torn cartilage and was back on the field for the following season. After returning, Allen Bradford averaged 7.2 yards per carry in 2010 and finished the year with 794 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 110 total rushing attempts.
Bradford is in good company, as he is the sixth USC player to be picked in the 2011 NFL Draft. Offensive tackle Tyron Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round as the ninth pick overall. In the third round, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was picked up by the Tennessee Titans, while Shareece Wright was selected by the San Diego Chargers. Jordan Cameron, who played tight end for the Trojans, will be playing for the Cleveland Browns. Ronald Johnson, wide receiver, was selected in the sixth round along with Bradford and will be playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
Dr. Snibbe congratulates Allen Bradford and his fellow USC teammates on their outstanding accomplishment and wishes all of them success in the NFL.