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Matt Leinart: Just Have Fun, But Make Smart Decisions

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"What matters most is how he performs on the field with his teammates". Matt Leinart is no stranger to being scrutinized. The former USC quarterback and current NFL free agent talked to Steve and Maria about the current college QB under the microscope for his off the field actions: Johnny Manziel.

Matt was in Thursday to talk about his foundation's 7th Annual Celebrity Bowl being held in Hollywood. Matt talked about the hits he took off and on the field, including an injury in the NFL that impacted him in a major way. He's also discussed the impact he hopes to have for those less fortunate with Thursday night's event at Lucky Strike Lanes.

Fun Facts About Matt Leinart:

  • Leinart is an American football quarterback who has played for three different National Football League (NFL) teams. Leinart played for the Arizona Cardinals (2006–2009), Houston Texans (2010–2011), and Oakland Raiders (2012). He is currently a free agent.
  • Leinart was born in Santa Ana, California with strabismus ("crossed eyes"), as his left eye was not aligned correctly with his right. He underwent surgery when he was three years old and was fitted with special glasses to correct the problem.
  • Leinart attended the University of Southern California, where he played for coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2001 to 2005.
  • Leinart signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 1, 2012 was the back-up for his former college teammate, Carson Palmer.

(Source: Wikipedia)

You can follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLeinartQB

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