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Before They Were Pros: John David Booty

John David Booty (Miller Safrit/

Before rookie John David Booty knew he was going to be drafted by the Vikings, he was talking in-depth at the NFL Scouting Combine about his experiences and relationships at USC and how it would all translate to the NFL.

On being a captain at USC … "It means everything to me. Especially to be in that role after never having been a starter, being patient, waiting around three years, and to be named the captain without ever having stepped out onto the field as a starter, really just showed me how much the guys believed in me as a leader. And also my ability to go out and win football games." On his... Recommended Stories