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Matt Leinart
Buffalo BillsNo. 7
Quarterback
Date of Birth: May 11 1983 (1983-05-11) (age 34)
Place of Birth: Santa Ana, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
National Football League Debut
2006 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career Highlights and Awards
  • No notable achievements
Career History
College: USC
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
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Matt Leinart is an American football quarterback who plays for the Buffalo Bills. Leinart was the USC quarterback from 2002-2005. He was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the tenth pick (10th overall) by the Arizona Cardinals. He has also played for the Houston Texans.

Collegiate careerEdit

Leinart played college football at the University of Southern California. In 2004, he led the Trojans to the BCS national championship and was named that year's winner of the Heisman Trophy as well as the winner of the inaugural Manning Award, which is awarded to the country's top quarterback. The championship was vacated by the BCS on June 6, 2011.

NFL playing careerEdit

The left-handed passing Leinart was selected tenth overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Despite possessing what draft experts believed was a good frame for a quarterback (6'-5”, 230 pounds), they believed his lack of a strong throwing arm, such as that possessed by his predecessor, Carson Palmer (now with the Oakland Raiders), would be a detriment in his professional career.

After Kurt Warner's retirement, Leinart was named the presumptive starter. However, he lost the starting job in training camp to veteran Derek Anderson, who signed with the Cardinals as a free agent before the 2010 season.

After some speculation, Leinart agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans on September 6, 2010.[1] On November 14, 2011, it was announced starting QB Matt Schaub had injured his foot and was out a few weeks, as of November 14, coach Gary Kubiak planned on Leinart starting the next game after the bye week versus Jacksonville. Later on in the day it was announced that Schaub would be out for the season and that Matt Leinart would be the starting QB for the season. Leinart was injured against the Jaguars on November 27, 2011 breaking his collarbone, which ended his season.[2]

Career statistics Edit

College (NCAA)Edit

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2003 USC Trojans 13 255 402 63.4 3,556 38 9 32 -62 0
2004 USC Trojans 13 269 412 65.3 3,322 33 6 49 -44 3
2005 USC Trojans 13 283 431 65.7 3,815 28 8 51 36 6
Totals 39 807 1,245 64.8 10,693 99 23 132 -70 9

NFL statsEdit

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2006 Arizona Cardinals 12 74.0 377 214 56.8 2,547 11 12 22 49 2
2007 Arizona Cardinals 5 61.9 112 60 53.6 647 2 4 11 42 0
2008 Arizona Cardinals 4 80.2 29 15 51.7 264 1 1 4 5 0
2009 Arizona Cardinals 8 64.6 77 51 66.2 435 0 3 9 -6 0
2010 Houston Texans 2 110.1 13 10 76.9 57 1 0 1 -1 0
Totals 29 70.8 595 340 57.1 3,893 14 20 46 90 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sources: Houston Texans agree to deal with QB Matt Leinart - ESPN
  2. Matt Leinart done for season. ESPN (28 November 2011). Retrieved on 29 November 2011.

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