3. Matt Leinart (2004)
Arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the University of Southern California, Matt Leinart was a two-time All-American who served as the world-class conductor for those world-class Trojans offenses of the mid-2000’s. Leinart led the Trojans to two-straight National Championship wins, earning the Heisman Trophy in 2004 just weeks before the second of those two titles.
Leinart would return to Southern California in 2005 to play his senior year, and was named a Heisman Trophy finalist en route to taking the Trojans to yet another National Championship appearance, which they lost to the University of Texas.