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2010: The physical Ausberry served as a backup wide receiver as a senior in 2010. Overall in 2010, while appearing in all 13 games, he had 20 receptions for 252 yards (12.6 avg.) with four touchdowns, plus two carries for 14 yards (7.0 avg.) and a tackle. He had two grabs for 55 yards (with a 46-yard TD inb which he easily shed the defensive back) at Hawaii, then had a two-yard catch against Virginia, a 21-yard touchdown at Minnesota, and an 11-yard reception at Washington State. He added three catches for 40 yards against Washington, four receptions for 53 yards (with a 22-yard TD) against California, two grabs for 26 yards against Oregon and three receptions for 21 yards (with a two-yard TD) and caught a two-point conversion against Arizona State. He had two catches for 14 yards at Arizona and had a nine-yard catch against Oregon State. He was moved to tight end in 2010 spring drills and took well to the switch, but returned to the wide receiver spot in 2010 fall camp.

2009: Ausberry started the first 6 games of 2009 as a junior, but then he missed the next 6 games with a stress fracture in his leg before returning for the Boston College game. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 7 games, he caught 12 passes for 123 yards (10.2 avg.) and also made a tackle. He had 2 catches for 37 yards against San Jose State, 3 for 28 yards at Ohio State, a 6-yard grab at Washington, 2 catches each at California (21 yards), at Notre Dame (14 yards) and against Boston College (17 yards).

2008: Ausberry was a backup wide receiver as a sophomore in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 12 games (all but California), he caught 6 passes for 85 yards (14.3 avg.) with a TD. He had 3 receptions for 74 yards against Oregon, including a 59-yard TD, and 2 catches for 6 yards at Arizona.

2007: Ausberry started 5 games (Idaho, Nebraska, Washington State, Stanford and UCLA) at wide receiver (split end) and served as an often-employed backup in the other games as a redshirt freshman in 2007. Overall in 2007 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 26 receptions for 240 yards (9.2 avg.) with 2 TD and he made 1 tackle. He had a game-high 5 catches for 46 yards versus Idaho, then 3 receptions for 35 yards at Nebraska, 2 for 11 yards against Washington State and 3 for 20 yards at Washington. He had an 11-yard catch against Arizona and 3 grabs for 28 yards at Notre Dame. He caught a 14-yard TD at Oregon. He added an 8-yard catch against Oregon State, 2 grabs for 24 yards at Arizona State and 3 for 15 yards against UCLA. He caught 2 passes for 28 yards versus Illinois, including a 15-yard TD.

2006: Ausberry redshirted as a freshman wide receiver in 2006, his first year at USC. He won USC's Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2005 Parade All-American, USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, ESPN 150, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American second team, U.S. Army All-American Game participant, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools MVP, Fresno Bee All-Area first team and All-West Yosemite League Offensive MVP as a senior wide receiver, defensive back and punter at Lemoore (Calif.) High. He had 55 catches for 930 yards (16.9 avg.) with 13 TDs and ran for 489 yards on 46 carries (10.6 avg.) with 13 TDs, added 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries, had 17 kickoff returns for 557 yards (32.8 avg.) and averaged 40.8 yards on 43 punts in 2005 as Lemoore won the CIF Central Section Division III title. As a junior in 2004, he was an All-League selection while catching 56 passes for 850 yards (15.2 avg.) with 7 scores and adding 350 rushing yards with 6 TDs.He received All-League notice as a sophomore in 2003 when he had 800 receiving yards and 10 TDs. He also was on Lemoore's track team, with a best of 22-10 in the long jump.

PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His cousin is Tommie Smith, the 1968 Olympic gold medalist in the 200 meters who is long remembered for giving the "Black Power" salute (with John Carlos) on the medal stand.

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