Matt Leinart to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Heisman and national champion?

The Rose Bowl will induct Matt Leinart, the 2004 Heisman winner, into its Hall of Fame for the 2019 class, the Tournament of Roses announced today.

As a sophomore, Leinart was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game while leading the Trojans to a national-title-clinching 28-14 victory over Michigan. He came back to Pasadena two years later, but USC fell to Texas, 41-38, in a classic one versus two battle.

The induction ceremony will take place on December 31 outside the Rose Bowl.