2 Trojans Drafted By NFL, 6 Sign As Free Agents

April 22, 2002

USC cornerbacks Kris Richard (third round, Seattle Seahawks) and Chris Cash (sixth round, Detroit Lions) were drafted in this past weekend's NFL draft, becoming the 400th and 401st Trojans selected in NFL drafts since 1937.

Additionally, six Trojans signed as free agents with NFL teams: fullback Charlie Landrigan (Washington Redskins), defensive end Lonnie Ford (Carolina Panthers), defensive tackle Ryan Nielsen and tight end Kori Dickerson (Philadelphia Eagles), safety-cornerback Antuan Simmons (San Diego Chargers) and linebacker Frank Strong (San Francisco 49ers).

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