Ranking the 10 best USC quarterbacks of all-time

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USC quarterback Pat Haden. (David Madison/Getty Images)
USC quarterback Pat Haden. (David Madison/Getty Images) /

No. 10 USC quarterback: Pat Haden

There are few Trojans who have been as successful as Pat Haden on the field and in life.

After backing up Mike Rae during USC’s 1972 national championship run, Haden took the reins in 1973 and set the Pac-8 record for total offense. He helped the Trojans secure their second conference title in two years until their loss to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.

The following year Haden exorcised that particular demon by guiding USC back to the Rose Bowl while earning MVP honors on the season and leading the team in total offense.

In that Rose Bowl Haden tossed two touchdown passes and successfully completed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to give the Trojans the 18-17 victory over Ohio State and their second national championship in three years.

Haden finished his career with 3,802 yards and 33 touchdowns which puts him 15th among USC’s career passers.