USC and the NFL: By the Numbers

A by-the-numbers look at the USC Trojans' "football factory."

The numbers don't lie. USC is a football factory.

And in light of the annual NFL draft, let's examine the Trojans' professional pipeline before the record books change once again.

Four-Hundred and Seventy-Three
The total number of players that have been drafted out of USC. The program leads the nation in amount of draft picks. Notre Dame is a close second with 467.

Seventy-Five
The number of first-round draft picks. Another best for USC; Ohio State comes close with 69 but the Trojans have still had the most players called early than any other school in the nation.

Forty-Three
The number of times a Trojan has appeared in a Super Bowl. There have been 105 overall. USC has not been represented in just three Super Bowls.

Fourteen
Fourteen Trojans are in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, including 11 players and 3 former coaches.

Player Drafted
Overall:
10th 9th 8th 7th 6th
2006: Matt Leinart 2011: Tyron Smith 1988: Dave Cadigan 2008: Sedrick Ellis 1990: Mark Carrier
2005: Mike Williams 2008: Keith Rivers 1981: Ronnie Lott 1993: Curtis Conway 1973: Charle Young
1982: Marcus Allen 1999: Chris Claiborne 1985: Ken Ruettgers
1983: Bruce Matthews 1953: Al Carmichael
1952: Frank Gifford

5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Overall
2009: Mark Sanchez 1994: Willie McGinest 1982: Chip Banks 2006: Reggie Bush 2003: Carson Palmer
1990: Junior Seau 1977: Marvin Powell 1980: Anthony Munoz 1997: Darrell Russell 1996: Keyshawn Johnson
1985: Duane Bickett 1995: Tony Boselli 1977: Ricky Bell
1977: Gary Jeter 1969:
O.J. Simpson
1970: Al Cowlings 1968:
Ron Yary

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