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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132 51
Carson Palmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1998 - 2002

2
118 72
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
2003 - 2005

3
114 70
Sam Darnold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Darnold 2015 - 2017

4
76 58
Matt Barkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
2009 - 2012

5
60 45
Pat Haden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1972 - 1974

6
60 46
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1985 - 1988

7
73 60
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
2006 - 2008

8
60 49
Cody Kessler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
2012 - 2015

9
32 24
Rob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1991 - 1994

10
30 25
Paul McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1976 - 1979

11
37 34
Todd Marinovich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1989 - 1990

12
16 12
Pete Beathard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1961 - 1963

13
20 18
Mike Rae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1970 - 1972

14
24 23
Vince Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1974 - 1976

15
11 10
Rob Hertel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Rob Hertel 1975 - 1977

16
25 28
John David Booty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
2003 - 2007

17
10 11
Troy Winslow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Troy Winslow 1964 - 1966

18
10 11
Steve Sogge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Sogge 1966 - 1968

19
11 13
Jim Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Jones 1969 - 1971

20
9 12
Craig Fertig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Craig Fertig 1962 - 1964

21
8 12
Bill Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1960 - 1962

22
15 22
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1981 - 1985

23
11 17
Brad Otton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Otton 1994 - 1996

24
10 17
John Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1997, 1999

25
8 16
Mike Van Raaphorst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Van Raaphorst 1997 - 2000

26
7 16
Tim Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
1983 - 1984

27
6 17
Gordon Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Gordon Adams 1980

28
4 15
Scott Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Tinsley 1979, 1980, 1982

29
4 16
Reggie Perry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Reggie Perry 1990 - 1992

30
4 17
Kyle Wachholtz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Kyle Wachholtz 1992, 1993, 1995