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Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart with his Heisman trophy in winter 2005
Arizona CardinalsNo. 7
Quarterback
Date of Birth: May 11, 1983 (1983-05-11) (age 24)
Place of Birth: Santa Ana, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
National Football League Debut
2006 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California Trojans, leading them to an AP national championship in 2003, a BCS national championship in 2004, and an appearance in the 2005 BCS national championship game. Leinart earlier played QB at Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana. In 2004, his junior year at USC, he won the Heisman Trophy. He also won the inaugural Manning Award for college quarterbacks in the same season. Anticipating his entry into the NFL, he signed with Creative Artists Agency to handle endorsements, and Leigh Steinberg to be his agent in January 2006 (although Leinart fired Steinberg three months later). 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Early years

Leinart was born with strabismus (“crossed eyes”), as his left eye was not aligned correctly with his right. He underwent surgery when he was three years old and was fitted with special glasses to correct the problem, but the eyewear combined with Leinart's already-overweight frame to make him an easy target for ridicule at the hands of other children.[1] “I used to get made fun of for being cross-eyed. It's just a terrible thing because kids are so cruel to the fat kid, to the kid with the glasses. So I turned to sports.,” he would later say.[2] Leinart would finally come into his own at Mater Dei High School, where he graduated as one of the most decorated high school quarterbacks in Southern California prep history. Following his standout senior season in 2001, he accepted a scholarship to University of Southern California. Leinart's former back-up at Mater Dei, Colt Brennan, also went on to have a successful football career, winning the 2006 Sammy Baugh Trophy. Strabismus (from Greek: στραβισμός strabismos, from στραβίζειν strabizein to squint, from στραβός strabos squinting, squint-eyed[1]) is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. ... Mater Dei High School is a private, Catholic, co-educational secondary school in Santa Ana, California. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Colton James Brennan, also known as Young Colt Brennan, (born August 16, 1983 in Laguna Beach, California) is an American football quarterback at the University of Hawaii. ... The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nations top college passer. ...


College career

Leinart redshirted his first year (2001) and saw no action. As a redshirt freshman the next year (2002), he was a backup to future Heisman Trophy winner and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who was in his senior season at USC (one which would conclude with Palmer's Heisman victory). While Leinart appeared in a few plays during his freshman year, he threw no passes. Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ...


In his sophomore season (2003), Leinart beat out Matt Cassel, a redshirt junior who backed Palmer in the 2002, and Purdue transfer Brandon Hance for the starting job at quarterback. Going into the 2003 season, Carroll and his coaching staff selected Leinart not because he had set himself significantly ahead of the pack in practice, but because they needed a starting quarterback.[3] There was some thought in the press that Leinart would merely hold the starting position until highly-touted true freshman John David Booty, who had bypassed his senior year in high school to attend USC, could learn the offense.[3] Matt Cassel [CASS-ul] (born May 17, 1982 in Northridge, California) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the NFL. // Cassel was a member of the Northridge, California baseball team that reached the finals of the 1994 Little League World Series. ... Purdue redirects here. ... John David Booty (born January 3, 1985, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the starting quarterback of University of Southern California (USC) football team. ...


His first career pass was a touchdown against Auburn. Leinart would win the first three games of his career before the then-No. 3 Trojans suffered a 34-31 triple-overtime defeat at California on September 27 that dropped the Trojans to No. 10. Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


Leinart and the Trojans bounced back the next week in one of Leinart's most famous college moments against Arizona State. Leinart injured his knee in the second quarter and was not expected to play again that day, but he returned to the game and finished 12-of-23 for 289 yards in a 37-17 victory. Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ...


Leinart and the Trojans won their final eight games and finished the regular season 11-1 and ranked #1 ranking in the AP and coaches' polls. However, USC was left out of the BCS championship game after finishing third in the BCS behind Oklahoma and LSU. The Trojans went to the Rose Bowl and played University of Michigan. Leinart was named the Rose Bowl MVP after he went 23-of-34 for 327 yards, throwing three touchdowns and catching a touchdown of his own. The Trojans claimed the AP national championship. BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan. ...


In 13 starts, Leinart was 255/402 for 3,556 yards and 38 TDs with 9 INTs. He finished sixth in the Heisman voting (Oklahoma quarterback Jason White won the Trophy that year). Jason White (born June 19, 1980) was a quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team (1999-2004). ...


Later years

The Trojans started Leinart's junior season (2004) with victories in their first three games. On September 25, the Trojans played Stanford University. After Stanford took a 28-17 halftime lead, Leinart sparked the offense with a 51-yard pass to Steve Smith and scored on a one-yard sneak to cut the Cardinal lead to four points. Leinart and the Trojans were able to take the lead on a LenDale White touchdown rush and hold on for the victory, 31-28. Leinart completed 24 of 30 passes. Stanford redirects here. ... LenDale White (born December 20, 1984) is an American football running back who plays for the Tennessee Titans. ...


Leinart and the Trojans completed a perfect regular season, finishing 12-0, during which Leinart threw for a career-high 400 yards against Notre Dame. After an incomplete pass and a sack led to a fourth-and-nine situation with ninety seconds left at the Trojans' own 26-yard line, Leinart called a gutsy audible fade route at the line and threw deep against the Irish's man-to-man coverage, where Dwayne Jarrett caught the ball and raced to the Irish' 13-yard line, a 61-yard gain. Leinart moved the ball to the goal line as time dwindled and scored on a controversial QB sneak that gave the Trojans a 34-31 lead with three seconds to go, giving the Trojans their 28th straight victory and one of the most memorable and dramatic finishes in the history of the USC-Notre Dame rivalry. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Dwayne Jarrett (born September 11, 1986 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a wide receiver for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... A quarterback sneak is a play in American football in which the quarterback, upon taking the center snap, dives ahead behind the offensive line. ... The Jeweled Shilleglagh The Jeweled Shillelagh (shuh-LAY-lee) is passed between the annual winner of the college football game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ...


He finished on a weaker note in the final regular season game against UCLA, as he was held without a touchdown pass for the first time in 25 starts. Nonetheless, Leinart was invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony, along with teammate Reggie Bush, Oklahoma's freshman sensation Adrian Peterson, incumbent Jason White, and Utah's Alex Smith. In what many had considered one of the more competitive Heisman races, Leinart became the sixth USC player to claim the Heisman trophy. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Reginald Alfred Bush III (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie and nicknamed The Human Highlight Reel T, Baby Matrix (by Joe Horn) and The Presidents Black Brother (alluding to President Bush), is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints... Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985),[1] nicknamed A.D. (all day),[2] is a professional American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jason White (born June 19, 1980) was a quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team (1999-2004). ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... For other persons named Alex Smith, see Alex Smith (disambiguation). ...


In 2005, USC went wire-to-wire at #1 in the polls and earned a bid to the BCS title game at the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma, which was also 12-0 and had been on USC's tail all season. A dream matchup on paper (including White vs. Leinart, which was to be the first time two Heisman winners would play against each other), the Orange Bowl was a thumping, as Leinart threw for five touchdown passes on 18-for-35 passing and 332 yards to lead the Trojans to a 55-19 victory. Leinart received Orange Bowl MVP honors and the Trojans claimed their first BCS national championship (2nd straight #1 finish in the AP), extending their winning streak to 22 games. The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ...


Aside from a home game against Fresno State, the Trojans remained relatively unchallenged for the rest of the season, running their record to another 12-0 regular season and 34 wins in a row. Before his final home game at the LA Coliseum, Leinart was overcome by emotion after seniors were introduced before the kickoff; his play suffered for the first half as he overthrew receivers multiple times, though he ended up passing for three touchdowns in a 66-19 rout.[4] Leinart, who was having arguably a better season than in 2004, was again invited to New York for the Heisman ceremony along with teammate Reggie Bush and Texas quarterback Vince Young. As a former Heisman winner, Leinart cast his first-place vote for Bush and ended up third in the voting behind the winning Bush and runner-up Young. The campus on a sunny day The campus on a foggy morning California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...


The Trojans advanced to the Rose Bowl to face Vince Young and No. 2 Texas in the BCS title game. The title game was considered another "dream matchup". Leinart himself had a great game, going 29-of-40 for a touchdown and 365 yards, but was overshadowed by Young, who piled up 467 yards of total offense and rushed for three touchdowns, including a score with 19 seconds remaining and two-point conversion to put the Longhorns ahead, 41-38. The Trojans lost for the first time in 35 games, and Leinart lost for just the second time in his 39 career starts.


Career

Leinart finished his college career 807/1245 (64.8%) for 10,693 yards and 99 touchdowns with just 23 interceptions. He is USC's all-time leader in career touchdown passes and completion percentage, and is second at USC behind Palmer in completions and yardage. He averaged nearly 8.6 yards per attempt, and averaged only one interception every 54 attempts. He was 37-2 as a starter.


NFL career

2005 NFL Draft

Leinart was considered one of the top NFL prospects of the 2005 NFL Draft class. Standing 6'5" (1.96 m) and weighing 225 pounds (100 kg), this left-handed thrower has the prototypical size for a quarterback. And while much of his success has been predicated on the high level of talent that USC head coach Pete Carroll surrounded Leinart with (as well as the schemes of former Trojans offensive coordinator Norm Chow), Leinart has a very accurate arm, and, perhaps more importantly, he possesses rare football intelligence along with outstanding decision-making and leadership skills; however, has mediocre to average arm strength NFL redirects here. ... The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, , lbm, or sometimes in the United States: #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including the imperial and US and older English systems. ... Kg redirects here. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, having held that position since 2001. ... Norman Chow (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born May 3, 1946) is the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League team. ...


By returning to USC for his senior season in 2005, Leinart probably hurt his draft position, as he most likely would have been selected with the first overall pick of the draft. Instead of "going number one," Leinart was selected tenth overall in the 2006 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Ironically, Leinart was close to being drafted by the Denver Broncos, however the move didn't come to fruition after the Buffalo Bills refused to trade their 8th pick with Denver. Leinart wears jersey #7, the same number Leinart wore when he played varsity football at Mater Dei. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ...

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40y 20ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
223 lb X X X 37"[5] X X
(* represents NFL Combine)

Arizona Cardinals

Leinart was involved in a prolonged holdout with the Cardinals on August 8, 2006. He became the last first round draft pick without a contract in place. However, on Monday, August 14, 2006, Leinart agreed to a six-year, $51 million contract, becoming the very last member of the draft to sign a contract, and not before Cardinal Coach Dennis Green said that he had lost his patience.[3] [4] Despite signing late, Leinart played in the second quarter of the exhibition game against the New England Patriots on August 19, 2006. [5] The 40-yard dash, also simply called the 40, is a sprint covering 40 yards (36. ... The 20-yard shuttle, also simply called the short shuttle, is a test performed by American football athletes at the NFL combine. ... The 3 cone drill, or three cone drill, is a test performed by American football athletes at the NFL combine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A soldier (lying down) performs a bench press The bench press is a weightlifting exercise which primarily focuses on the development of the pectoralis major muscle as well as other supporting muscles including the the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, and the triceps. ... The Wonderlic Personnel Test (often referred to as Wunderlich) is an intelligence test primarily known for being administered to prospective players in the National Football League since the 1970s. ... The National Invitational Camp or NFL Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indianas RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dennis Denny Green (b. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 4th week of the NFL season, unofficial sources projected that Matt would take over as the starting quarterback due to an abysmal performance by Kurt Warner in the previous game. During the week coach Green held a conference and specifically pointed out that Warner would still start that week's game.


In a November 26th game, he set an NFL rookie record with 405 passing yards. His quarterback rating is 74.0. He suffered a sprained left shoulder (throwing arm) in a week 16 win over the San Francisco 49ers. In 11 starts, Leinart threw for 2,547 yards and 11 touchdowns. He finished the season with a 4-7 record. Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


In the season opener of the 2007 season on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers, Leinart went 14 for 27 with 102 yards for a touchdown and two interceptions. Leinart also ran six times for 35 yards. Leinart has been alternating with Warner given Leinart's poor play (Leinart's statistics, ratings and numbers have been inferior to the numbers posted by Warner). He was placed on Injured Reserve on October 10, 2007 after suffering a fractured collarbone after being sacked by St. Louis Ram Will Witherspoon. Warner will replace Leinart as the starting Quarterback [6]. The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... MNF redirects here. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

Television appearances

Matt Leinart made an appearance on the show Punk'd (May 1st, 2006 episode) featuring Ashton Kutcher as the host. In his appearance, Leinart was questioned by police officers who noticed him interacting with a prostitute. (All characters acting specific roles except for the oblivious Leinart). He also has appeared in several commercials on television, most notably for ABC's hit-sitcom Desperate Housewives. He also appeared in Nike's "Football is Everything" commercial as the backup quarterback on the sidelines holding a clipboard. He also starred in an NFL Sunday Ticket commercial with the Manning family (Peyton and Eli are surprised that father Archie is helping him with his throwing, only to have Archie say that "he always wanted a lefty"). In 2007, he appeared in the NFL Shop commercial with Steven Jackson and Adam Vinatieri where he threw an Arizona Cardinals flag to a fan who made a diving catch. Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... For Carolina Panthers American football fullback, see Steven Jackson (fullback). ... Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ...

Other Cameo Appearances

  • Appeared on Rome is Burning 7 episodes (2006-07)
  • Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live after winning BCS title game (2005)

Personal life

Leinart's son, Cole Cameron Leinart, was born on October 24, 2006 in California. Cole's mother is USC women's basketball player Brynn Cameron (born July 8, 1986).[6] Jim Rome Is Burning (originally titled Rome Is Burning and often abbreviated as JRIB) is a sports conversation and opinion show hosted by Jim Rome. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Leinart makes his home in Chandler, Arizona.[citation needed] Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Boyd W. Dunn (R) Area  - City  58. ...

Honors

2004

  • Heisman Trophy Winner
  • Rose Bowl MVP
  • Walter Camp Award
  • AP player of the year
  • Touchdown Club Manning Award
  • Touchdown Club QB of the Year
  • Victor Award (Player of the Year)
  • James E. Sullivan Award Finalist
  • Newport college player of the year
  • AP All-American first team
  • Football Coaches All-American first team
  • ESPN, CSTV, Rivals.com, SI.com, and CFBNews first team All-American
  • Pac-10 Co-offensive player of the year
  • ESPN.com player of the year
  • Rivals.com player of the year
  • Pre-season All-American

2005

  • Orange Bowl MVP
  • Unitas Award
  • Finalist for Heisman Trophy
  • All-American Offensive Player
  • LA Sports Sportsman of the Year
  • Sporting News Sportsman of the Year
  • National Championship MVP

2006

  • Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Males 2006
  • ESPN Hottest Male Athlete of the Year
  • People Magazine 100 Most Beautiful People
  • 10th Pick in the 2006 NFL draft

Career statistics

College

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2003 USC Trojans 13 255 402 63.4 3556 38 9 32 -62 0
2004 USC Trojans 13 269 412 65.3 3322 33 6 49 -44 3
2005 USC Trojans 13 283 431 65.7 3815 28 8 51 36 6
Totals 39 807 1245 64.8 10693 99 23 132 -70 9

NFL

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2006 Arizona Cardinals 12 74.0 377 214 56.8 2547 11 12 22 49 2
Totals 12 74.0 377 214 56.8 2547 11 12 22 49 2

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ a b David Leon Moore, Booty carrying on USC's quarterback tradition, USA TODAY, August 3, 2007.
  4. ^ Gary Klein, Offensive line is on guard, Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.packers.com/news/stories/2006/04/27/1/
  6. ^ Matt Leinart, Brynn Cameron Have a Son

External links

Awards
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Larry Fitzgerald
Walter Camp Award Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Reggie Bush
Preceded by
Jason White
Heisman Trophy Winner
2004
Succeeded by
Reggie Bush
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kurt Warner
Arizona Cardinals Starting Quarterbacks
2006-2007
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Kurt Warner
Preceded by
Carson Palmer
USC Trojans Starting Quarterbacks
2003-2006
Succeeded by
John David Booty
2006 NFL Draft
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Leinart was excused from practice with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 to be in southern California for the birth of his son, Cole.
Leinart moved the ball to the goal line and scored on a controversial QB sneak that gave the Trojans a 34-31 lead with three seconds to go, giving the Trojans their 28th straight victory and one of the most memorable and dramatic finishes in the history of the USC-Notre Dame rivalry.
Leinart was involved in a prolonged holdout with the Cardinals—on August 8, 2006, he became the last first round draft pick without a contract in place.
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