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2004 - 70th Award
Matt Leinart
USC Back

At six-foot five-inches and 225 pounds, Matt Leinart is the sixth USC Trojan to win the Heisman Trophy, following Mike Garrett, OJ Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen and Carson Palmer. In his junior year, Leinart led the Trojans to an undefeated season, win the Heisman and went on to win the BCS Championship Orange Bowl. Matt is just the third quarterback in more than thirty years to lead his team to back-to-back national championships. Later on that year, Matt decided against entering the NFL draft, instead choosing to stay at USC for his senior year and attempt to be part of a first-ever three time national championship team with the Trojans.

The Voting

Heisman Trophy balloting

Player

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Matt Leinart, USC2672111021,325
Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma154180175997
Jason White, Oklahoma171149146957
Alex Smith, Utah98112117635
Reggie Bush, USC1188083597

The number of points by region and position within each are as follows for the top candidates:

Name

Northeast

Mid-Atlantic

South

Southwest

Midwest

Far West

 Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.
1. Matt Leinart242 1215 1204 1179 3253 1232 1
2. Adrian Peterson174 2162 2155 2197 2181 2128 2
3. Jason White154 3126 3128 3263 1169 3117 4
4. Alex Smith104 4126 379 696 4102 4128 2
5. Reggie Bush103 5110 595 472 5102 4115 5

 
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