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The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated July 7, 2020 5.2k votes 912 voters 22.8k views31 items

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. Vote below, then head over and check out the best USC wide receivers ever.

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

    1998 - 2002

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

    2003 - 2005

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

    2015 - 2017

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

    1985 - 1988

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

    2009 - 2012

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

    2006 - 2008

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    Pat Haden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    1972 - 1974

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    Todd Marinovich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Todd Marinovich

    1989 - 1990

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    Cody Kessler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    2012 - 2015

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

    1976 - 1979

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    Kedon Slovis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Kedon Slovis

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    Rob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    1991 - 1994

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    John David Booty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    2003 - 2007

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

    1974 - 1976

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

    1994 - 1996

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    Rob Hertel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Rob Hertel

    1975 - 1977

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    Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    1981 - 1985

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    Troy Winslow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Troy Winslow

    1964 - 1966

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    Pete Beathard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    1961 - 1963

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    Steve Sogge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Steve Sogge

    1966 - 1968

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    Craig Fertig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Craig Fertig

    1962 - 1964

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    Mike Rae is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    1970 - 1972

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    Tim Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

    1983 - 1984

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    Jim Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Jim Jones

    1969 - 1971

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

    1997 - 2000

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