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Matt Leinart

Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Leinart previously played for four seasons (2006–2009) with the Arizona Cardinals, largely in a backup role, before being released on September 4, 2010. He also played for the Houston Texans (2010–2011). Leinart played college football for the University of Southern California (USC). In 2004, he was named that year's winner of the Heisman Trophy, and led the USC Trojans to the BCS national championship. 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 at USC, 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,

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Matt Leinart -- FIRES BACK AT DEAN CAIN ... 'Stick to Being D List'

Matt Leinart
FIRES BACK AT DEAN CAIN 'Stick to Being D List'

Matt Leinart isn't taking too kindly to being dissed by Dean Cain -- and now the former NFL quarterback is firing back at the "Superman" actor ... telling the guy to "stick to being D list." READ MORE >

Dean Cain -- Warning to Johnny Manziel ... Don't Be Like Matt Leinart!!!

Dean Cain
Warning to Manziel Don't Be Like Matt Leinart!

Johnny Manziel is flashing shades of Matt Leinart -- and it's NOT a good thing -- so says Dean Cain -- who warns the QB that "going Hollywood" can backfire in a big way.  Cain -- who made it… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Matt Leinart -- My Kid's a Trojan In Training

Matt Leinart
My Kid's a Trojan In Training

He's still 12 years away from a shot at the starting QB job, but Matt Leinart brought his 6-year-old son to the USC football game this weekend to check out his Trojans. The former Heisman Trophy… READ MORE >

- 250 days ago
Matt Leinart to Blake Griffin -- My Baby Mama Is Your Problem Now

Matt Leinart to Blake Griffin
My Baby Mama Is Your Problem Now

Blake Griffin couldn't have knocked up Matt Leinart's baby mama at a better time -- because now that Matty's looking for a new NFL gig ... well, let's say someone's gotta pick up the financial… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Brynn Cameron Baby Daddies Blake Griffin & Matt Leinart: Who'd You Rather?

Brynn Cameron
Baby Daddies WHO'D YOU RATHER?

Both 6'10" Clippers forward Blake Griffin -- and 6'5" free agent quarterback Matt Leinart fathered sports spawn with USC basketball star Brynn Cameron.Even though Cameron didn't have to choose --… READ MORE >

- 305 days ago
Matt Leinart's Baby Mama Strikes Again -- Blake Griffin's My New Baby Daddy!

Matt Leinart's Baby Mama
Blake Griffin's My New Baby Daddy!

Former USC basketball star Brynn Cameron has an eye for athletic sperm.  You may recall she had a baby with NFL QB Matt Leinart.  Well guess whose baby she just had ... that would be… READ MORE >

- 305 days ago
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick -- I Don't Get Heckled Like Matt Leinart

Colin Kaepernick
I Don't Get Heckled Like Matt Leinart

Colin Kaepernick has accomplished more in one season than Matt Leinart has in a 7-year NFL career -- which explains the less-than-warm welcome Matt got from two loud-mouthed fans.Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 539 days ago
Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman -- Do Hot Quarterbacks Get a Pass?

Bucs Star Josh Freeman
Do Hot Quarterbacks Get a Pass?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is hiding one handsome mug under his helmet -- so we asked him if good looking QBs get a pass in the talent department? We're looking at you, USC… READ MORE >

- 746 days ago
NFL star Matt Leinart Drops $1.45 Million to Get Out of Texas

NFL star Matt Leinart
Drops $1.45 Million To Get Out of Texas

NFL quarterback Matt Leinart won’t let a little thing like being dropped from the Houston Texans bring him down ... TMZ has learned, he just shelled out $1.45 MILLION on a sweet new beach… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
Matt Leinart -- The Worst Prediction Ever

Matt Leinart -- The Worst Prediction Ever

Back in June, Matt Leinart told TMZ he was absolutely positive he would be the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals this year -- it didn't seem so crazy back then, did it? Of… READ MORE >

- 1418 days ago

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