Matt Leinart

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Matt Leinart
LeinartHeisman2005.jpg
Leinart in 2005
No. 7     Oakland Raiders
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 11, 1983 (1983-05-11) (age 31)
Place of birth: Santa Ana, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2006 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2007
TD-INT 13-16
Passing yards 3,194
QB Rating 71.2
Stats at NFL.com

Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California Trojans. In 2004, his junior year at USC, he won the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. The Cardinals released him in 2010, and he was signed by the Houston Texans. He joined the Raiders for the 2012 season.

Honors[change | change source]

2004[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

College[change | change source]

    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[change | change source]

    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 69 2
2007 Arizona Cardinals 5 71.9 112 60 53.6 647 2 4 11 42 0
Totals 17 71.2 489 274 56.0 3194 13 16 33 91 2

Other websites[change | change source]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kurt Warner
Arizona Cardinals Starting Quarterbacks
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Kurt Warner
Preceded by
Carson Palmer
USC Trojans Starting Quarterbacks
2003-2006
Succeeded by
John David Booty