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Saturday, July 11, 2020

John Jackson attends USC practice for first time since suffering stroke

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The best thing at USC football practice on Tuesday had nothing to do with the offense, defense, players, or coaches. It all had to do with a special guest in attendance.

John Jackson, a former Trojans all-conference player in baseball and football who serves as a radio analyst for USC football games, attended his first USC practice since suffering a major stroke on Dec. 4.

Jackson underwent brain surgery in January. The Los Angeles Times shared in an April article just how significant the stroke was.

“His left side was left nearly paralyzed from the stroke, and he would have to relearn how to walk. His speech came back slowly. In all ways, his family had to protect him, encouraging him to pace himself even though they just wanted him back whole.”

The video shows just how much progress Jackson has made — he is back to being able to walk.

One of the best parts about Jackson being able to attend practice was getting to see his son, John Jackson III, practice. John is a freshman wide receiver on the team.

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