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The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated October 28, 2019 4.1k votes 861 voters 21.4k views 30 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
2
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
3
Sam Darnold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Sam Darnold

2015 - 2017

4
Matt Barkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
5
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
6
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
7
Pat Haden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

8
Cody Kessler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
9
Todd Marinovich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
10
Paul McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1976 - 1979

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

1991 - 1994

12
John David Booty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2007

13
Vince Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
14
Sean Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time

1981 - 1985

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

1961 - 1963

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

1975 - 1977

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

1964 - 1966

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

1994 - 1996

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

1966 - 1968

20
Mike Rae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
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Craig Fertig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Craig Fertig

1962 - 1964

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

1969 - 1971

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

1960 - 1962

24
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
Gordon Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USC Trojans Quarterbacks of All Time
Gordon Adams

1980