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Matt Leinart named to College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

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Leinart was a First-Team All-American in 2004 and 2005 and won the Heisman Award in 2004.

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Former Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart was named to the College Football Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time this morning.

Leinart, who went 25-1 in his two years as starting quarterback for the Trojans under Pete Carroll, won the Heisman Award in 2004 by a huge margin after throwing for 3,322 yards and 33 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. USC caped off their undefeated season by beating Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl.

Leinart was taken with the #10 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft but never found success in the pros.

The Hall of Fame class will be announced during the College Football Playoff championship game on January 8th, 2016, in Glendale, Arizona.