USC has achieved the lofty position of having seven players win the Heisman Trophy. Four of them have already been mentioned in the ongoing series ranking the top 10 players in Troy's storied program.
To review here is what has appeared to date regarding the top 10 players selected:
1) O.J. Simpson was one of two Heisman winners in the John McKay era, which produced four national championships.
2) Ronnie Lott was someone good enough to cop a Heisman, one of the most ferocious hitters in college and pro football, where he went on to shine for Bill Walsh's Forty-Niners dynasty.
3) Charles White was the guy his coach John Robinson called the toughest football player he had ever been around, someone who played on one national championship team and two that were ranked second.
4) Matt Leinart as a great quarterback and field general was the 2004 Heisman winner and Pete Carroll as coach had the enviable joy of seeing him metaphorically pass the torch on to a teammate, who became next year's recipient.
5) Reggie Bush was a highly worthy 2005 Heisman recipient, a threat to score a touchdown after time he touched the ball.
That brings us to the present installment with three more choices, Nos. 6-8, and worthy Heisman recipients all who infused the Trojan program with luster.