Football The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best USC Trojans quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout USC Trojans history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This USC football roster has famous All-Americans, USC quarterbacks in the NFL, and Trojans players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best USC QBs include Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Matt Barkley, and Cody Kessler.

In the 2017 FBS season, the current USC Trojans QBs are Jack Sears, Sam Darnold, Thomas Fitts, Holden Thomas, and Matt Fink. 

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in USC Trojans history? They're all on this comprehensive list of University of Southern California football players who have played as quarterback. 

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1
160 62
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1998 - 2002

2
147 85
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2005

3
132 93
Sam Darnold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Darnold

2015 - 2017

4
73 56
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1985 - 1988

5
92 75
Matt Barkley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2009 - 2012

6
86 71
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2006 - 2008

7
72 59
Cody Kessler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2012 - 2015

8
41 30
Rob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1991 - 1994

9
68 58
Pat Haden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

10
39 31
Paul McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1976 - 1979

11
39 35
John David Booty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2007

12
46 43
Todd Marinovich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1989 - 1990

13
28 27
Vince Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1974 - 1976

14
18 17
Pete Beathard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1961 - 1963

15
14 14
Troy Winslow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Troy Winslow

1964 - 1966

16
14 15
Steve Sogge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Sogge

1966 - 1968

17
13 14
Rob Hertel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Rob Hertel

1975 - 1977

18
20 23
Mike Rae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1970 - 1972

19
12 15
Craig Fertig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Craig Fertig

1962 - 1964

20
12 15
Bill Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1960 - 1962

21
14 18
Jim Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Jones

1969 - 1971

22
15 20
Brad Otton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Otton

1994 - 1996

23
18 25
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1981 - 1985

24
10 20
Mike Van Raaphorst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Van Raaphorst

1997 - 2000

25
11 22
John Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1997, 1999

26
8 20
Tim Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1983 - 1984

27
8 21
Gordon Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Gordon Adams

1980

28
6 21
Kyle Wachholtz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Kyle Wachholtz

1992, 1993, 1995

29
5 24
Reggie Perry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Reggie Perry

1990 - 1992

30
4 21
Scott Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Tinsley

1979, 1980, 1982