Matt Leinart Speaker Profile
Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders
Matt Leinart Biography
[[Matt Leinart]] was born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California and is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Southern California, leading them to an AP national championship in 2003, a BCS national championship in 2004, and an appearance in the BCS National Championship game in 2005. Leinart earlier played quarterback at Mater Dei High School. In 2004, his junior year at USC, he won the Heisman Trophy. He also won the inaugural Manning Award for college quarterbacks in the same season.
In Leinart's second season with Arizona, he started 5 games and completed 53.6% of his passes (60/112) and threw for 647 yards, 5.8 yards per attempt, 2 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. His passer rating was 61.9. He averaged 129 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per start.
In the 2008 offseason, after he recovered from the injury, Leinart was handed his starting job back, but his hold on the job was tenuous after another strong training camp performance by Warner. Finally, after throwing 3 interceptions within a matter of minutes versus the Oakland Raiders in the third preseason game, Kurt Warner was named the opening-day starter. In 2008, Warner led the Cardinals to its first-ever NFC Championship title and its first-ever trip to the Super Bowl. Warner also set a franchise record for most touchdowns in a single season (30), completed 401 of 598 attempts for 4,583 yards (67.1%) and a 96.9 passer rating. Warner was named the starting quarterback for the NFC in the Pro Bowl, and signed a 2-year contract with the Cardinals in the offseason.
[[Matt Leinart]] made an appearance on the May 1, 2006 episode of Punk'd, featuring Ashton Kutcher as the host. He also has appeared in several commercials on television, most notably for ABC's hit-sitcom Desperate Housewives. He also appeared in Nike's "Football is Everything" commercial as the backup quarterback on the sidelines holding a clipboard. He also starred in an NFL Sunday Ticket commercial with the Manning family (Peyton and Eli are surprised that father Archie is helping him with his throwing, only to have Archie say that "he always wanted a lefty"). In 2007, he appeared in the NFL Shop commercial with Steven Jackson and Adam Vinatieri where he threw an Arizona Cardinals throw blanket to a fan who made a diving catch. Most recently, Leinart appeared in a commercial for ESPN the Magazine. He appeared in seven episodes of Rome is Burning in 2006-07, Jimmy Kimmel Live after winning BCS title game (2005), and the 2008 film The House Bunny.
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Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:42 am
Oakland Raiders quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart will host the Matt Leinart Foundation Sixth Annual “Celebrity Bowl” on Thursday, July 12 at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood with the red carpet starting at 7pm. Expected guests include former teammate Reggie Bush, Nick Lachey, Hank Baskett, Devin Ebanks, Josh Cribbs, Ike Taylor, Antonio Gates and many more Hollywood...[Read More]
Posted on 2 March 2013 | 5:48 pm
The Super Bowl is in the rear view mirror of many, but football still is in the air and now is the time to sign up for a football camp. You won’t have to look very far as our friends over at ProCamps have teamed up with Matt Leinart to host the 2013 Kellogg's Matt Leinart Football ProCamp presented which is being presented by Safeway. The Matt Leinart Football ProCamp will be...[Read More]
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