Matt Leinart

All-American college football player, professional football player, quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart

Matthew Stephen Leinart, is an American American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Leinart previously played for four seasons (2006–2009) with the Arizona Cardinals, largely in a backup role, before being released on September 4, 2010. He also played for the Houston Texans (2010–2011). Leinart played college football for the University of Southern California (USC).
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Biography
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Birthday
11 May 1983
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Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart honored at the game
LATimes - 5 months
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Quarterback retreat: as expectations swell, USC's Sam Darnold finds comfort at home near the beach
LATimes - 7 months
The beach city boys used to throw on USC jerseys and run plays in the driveway, all thinking they'd one day make like Matt Leinart or Reggie Bush.
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Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart named to College Football Hall of Fame
LATimes - about 1 year
Matt Leinart led USC to two national championships, came within seconds of a third and captured a Heisman Trophy as the Trojans’ quarterback. Now, Leinart is entering the College Football Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Leinart was part of a 13-member 2017 class, which will be inducted...
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Mater Dei QB is in the driver's seat on road to St. John Bosco matchup
LATimes - over 1 year
There’s a street sign unlike any other in America on the campus of Santa Ana Mater Dei. It says, “HEISMAN LANE, in honor of John Huarte ’61 & Matt Leinart ’01.” Every quarterback who plays for Mater Dei understands its meaning and the tradition created by two former Heisman Trophy winners. This...
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Mater Dei QB is in the driver's seat on road to St. John Bosco matchup
LATimes - over 1 year
There’s a street sign unlike any other in America on the campus of Santa Ana Mater Dei. It says, “HEISMAN LANE, in honor of John Huarte ’61 & Matt Leinart ’01.” Every quarterback who plays for Mater Dei understands its meaning and the tradition created by two former Heisman Trophy winners. This...
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Mater Dei QB is in the driver's seat on road to St. John Bosco matchup
LATimes - over 1 year
There’s a street sign unlike any other in America on the campus of Santa Ana Mater Dei. It says, “HEISMAN LANE, in honor of John Huarte ’61 & Matt Leinart ’01.” Every quarterback who plays for Mater Dei understands its meaning and the tradition created by two former Heisman Trophy winners. This...
Article Link:
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Mater Dei QB is in the driver's seat on road to St. John Bosco matchup
LATimes - over 1 year
There’s a street sign unlike any other in America on the campus of Santa Ana Mater Dei. It says, “HEISMAN LANE, in honor of John Huarte ’61 & Matt Leinart ’01.” Every quarterback who plays for Mater Dei understands its meaning and the tradition created by two former Heisman Trophy winners. This...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Mater Dei QB is in the driver's seat on road to St. John Bosco matchup
LATimes - over 1 year
There’s a street sign unlike any other in America on the campus of Santa Ana Mater Dei. It says, “HEISMAN LANE, in honor of John Huarte ’61 & Matt Leinart ’01.” Every quarterback who plays for Mater Dei understands its meaning and the tradition created by two former Heisman Trophy winners. This...
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 30
    Leinart signed a deal with the Pac-12 Network, making his official debut as a Studio Analyst on August 30, 2014.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Lewis won the competition, and Leinart was released on August 30, 2013.
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    After injuries to quarterbacks E.J. Manuel (knee surgery) and Kevin Kolb (concussion), the Bills decided to sign Leinart on August 25, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    Leinart signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 1, 2012, as the back-up to his former college teammate, Carson Palmer.
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    On March 12, 2012, Leinart was released by Houston.
  • 2011
    Age 27
    During the 2011 offseason, despite speculation that he would sign with the Seattle Seahawks, who were coached by Leinart's college coach Pete Carroll, and compete for a starting job, Leinart ultimately agreed to return to Houston as a backup for the 2011 season.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    Since Schaub played all 16 games, Leinart did not play during the 2010 season.
    On September 6, 2010, the NFL announced that Leinart signed a one-year contract to back up Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans.
    In 2010, he was named the presumptive starter after Warner's retirement; however, he lost the starting job in training camp to Derek Anderson.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    In 2009, Leinart continued his role as back-up for Warner, who started all but one regular season game.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    For the 2008 season, he completed 15 of 29 passing attempts (51.7%), one touchdown, one interception, and an 80.2 passer rating.
    In the 2008 offseason, after he recovered from the injury, Leinart was handed his starting job back, but his hold on the job was tenuous after another strong training camp performance by Warner.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    On October 7, 2007, Leinart suffered a fractured left collarbone after being sacked by St. Louis Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon.
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    Leinart opened the 2007 season on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers as the starting quarterback.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    Leinart was selected tenth overall in the 2006 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
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    Leinart was considered one of the top prospects in the 2006 NFL Draft class.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    As a sophomore in 2003, Leinart competed with redshirt junior Matt Cassel, who was Palmer's backup the previous season, and Purdue transfer Brandon Hance for the vacant starting quarterback position.
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  • 2002
    Age 18
    Leinart appeared in only a few plays in 2002 but did not throw any passes.
  • 2001
    Age 17
    He redshirted in 2001.
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    Leinart attended the University of Southern California, where he played for coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2001 to 2005.
  • 2000
    Age 16
    As one of the nation's top college football recruits, Leinart committed to USC under coach Paul Hackett, noting that a major factor was offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. However, after Hackett and most of his staff were fired in 2000, Leinart considered other programs such as Georgia Tech and Arizona State and visited Oklahoma before USC eventually hired Pete Carroll.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on May 11, 1983.
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