Ten biggest celebrity USC football fans who cheer on the Trojans

May 11, 2020, 10:53 PM PDT
Will Ferrell is the ultimate USC football fan. (Harry How/Getty Images
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Celebrity fans of USC football include movie stars, rappers, directors and more.

USC football holds a unique position in college football, especially when it comes to celebrity fans.

For a long time, the Trojans were the football team in Los Angeles, before the Rams and the Chargers came barging in.

Even before then, USC football attracted celebrity fans, whether alumni or not, thanks to the Trojans’ legacy of excellence on the field.

Who are some of the most active celebrity USC football fans out there? Have a look.

Will Ferrell isn’t just a USC football fan. He spoke at the Trojans commencement in 2017. (Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

Will Ferrell, the ultimate USC football fan

All discussions of celebrity fans begin and end with Will Ferrell, who epitomizes USC fandom.

The comedy legend actually went to USC, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sports information. He originally intending to go into sports broadcasting.

Obviously, that’s not what happened. Instead, Ferrell went into comedy, ultimately joining Saturday Night Live and launching an uber-successful film career.

Some of Ferrell’s most iconic movies include “Old School,” “Elf,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Step Brothers.”

All the while, Ferrell’s connection to sports remained. He was a visible part of the Pete Carroll era, participating in stunts with Pete Carroll and the Trojans at practice. And his status as one of USC’s most visible alumni remains.