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Name  Matt Leinart
Born  5/11/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  227
College  USC
Only three-time First Team All-American in USC history...2004 Heisman Trophy Winner...2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year & AP Player of the Year...2005 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award...Three-time All-Pac 10 honoree...Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 and Co-Player of the Year in 2004...Has set 13 USC records, 11 of which are Pac-10 marks and two of which are NCAA records...Earned a 37-2 record as a starter...Threw for 10,693 yards and completed 64.8 percent of his passes at USC...Racked up 3,815 yards and 28 touchdowns with only eight interceptions as a senior, and he ran for six additional scores...Tremendous size and willingness to take a hit to complete a pass...Has proven to be an accurate passes on both short and long throws...Extremely smart player capable of grasping NFL system quickly...Can read defenses and make appropriate changes quickly...A proven leader and winner who has come through in clutch situations...Does not have the level of mobility of a Vince Young of Texas or even Jay Cutler of Vanderbilt, but Leinart can move enough to get the job done...Possesses good, but not great, arm strength...The fact that he is a lefty makes it necessary for the NFL team that selects him to put a great blocker on the right side...Considered by many to be the safest pick among quarterbacks in this draft.

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