No. 9 USC quarterback: Rob Johnson
Rob Johnson was considered the top high school quarterback in the nation when he arrived at USC in 1991. Though he never achieved the heights that other Trojan quarterbacks managed at a national level, his name still dots USC’s record books.
The El Toro-product led USC for three seasons from 1992 to 1994, amassing 8,472 yards passing in his career, which is fifth all-time among Trojan quarterbacks. His 58 touchdowns are also fifth at USC all-time.
Johnson was given all-conference honors as a junior in John Robinson’s first season back in Troy and his efforts helped the Trojans win the Freedom Bowl. That year he completed one of the most statistically impressive seasons a USC quarterback has ever had with 3,630 yards with 29 touchdowns and a 68.6 percent completion rating.
Though his senior season was not as prolific, the Trojans still finished second in the conference and won the Cotton Bowl.
Johnson went on to spend nine years in the NFL, never managing to outdo his college accomplishments.