Matt Leinart played college football at the University of Southern California from 2001 to 2005. He was the starting quarterback for the Trojans in 2003, 2004, and 2005. As junior in 2004, he won the Heisman Trophy. Leinart played professionally in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals (2006–2009), Houston Texans (2010–2011), Oakland Raiders (2012), and Buffalo Bills (2013). Leinart never lived up to his top 10 draft status playing mostly second string in the NFL. He signed a deal with the Pac-12 Network, making his official debut as a Studio Analyst on August 30, 2014.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart stands on the sideline with his arm in a sling during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. The Texans won 20-13. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2010, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart warms up before playing an NFL pre season football game against the Houston Texans in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals have released Leinart, ending a rocky stint with the team that began with fanfare as he was drafted 10th overall in 2006 and ended this preseason with the former USC star taking a backseat to Derek Anderson. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Redskins' Robert Henson, left, sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, top, in the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young, left, and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart (7) meet on the field after the Titans won 24-10 in a preseason NFL football game on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)