Matt Leinart is a former professional quarterback. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC) from 2001 to 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). His most notable time in the league was with the Cardinals, where he would prove himself as one of the league's most proficient backup's. Leinart signed a deal with the Pac-12 Network, making his official debut as a Studio Analyst on August 30, 2014. He is a recurring guest, via voicemail, on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take.
Leinart was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 5, 2017. As of 2021, Leinart works as a studio analyst for Fox Sports’ college football coverage.