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Caleb Lott provides medical attention to a football player. Lott will be featured in a story on ESPNU this week for his efforts that helped saved a high school player's life.

USC athletic training student highlighted on ESPNU

If not for the fast action of USC graduate student Caleb Lott, Brennan Barber could have died this summer after taking a severe blow to the head during a football scrimmage.

Lott is a student in USC’s Graduate Athletic Training Program and was working the sidelines at Mid-Carolina High School in Newberry County when Barber was hit.

Lott’s fast action got Barber to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Barber made a full recovery – though he won’t play football again.

Lott’s story and USC’s athletic training program will be featured on ESPNU’s “SEC Academic Special” airing on the sports network at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 4). The athletic training program is offered by the College of Education and assigns certified trainers to local high schools as well as to teams at USC and other nearby colleges.

Lott’s story also appeared in The State newspaper of Columbia in August.

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Posted: 01/04/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 01/03/12 @ 9:25 AM | Permalink

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