What Are Some Interesting Facts About the USC Trojans Football Team?


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Seven players from the University of Southern California's football team have won the Heisman Trophy as of the 2015 season. USC has the greatest number of players from one school to be selected in the NFL Draft. Stanford, UCLA and Notre Dame are USC's top rivals.

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Quarterbacks Carson Palmer in 2002 and Matt Leinart in 2004 are the last USC players to officially win the Heisman Trophy. Running back Reggie Bush won the 2005 Heisman. However, the honor later was vacated due to the NCAA having declared Bush ineligible during the season.

USC's first two national football championships were in 1931 and 1932. As of 2015, Southern California last won the national championship outright in 2004. Eleven USC teams have been declared national champions.

As of the 2015 draft, NFL teams have drafted 493 players, 77 of them in the first round. Thirteen draftees have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

As of 2015, USC is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, which includes rivals Stanford and UCLA. USC has played Stanford since 1905. It has met cross-town rival UCLA yearly since 1929. Notre Dame and USC have played yearly since 1926 with the exception of World War II.

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