Seven Heisman Trophy winners, 27 Hall of Fame players, countless All-America selections...
This the list of the all-time greatest USC Trojans football players in history, listed by position/unit. It's strictly based on College Football accomplishments, with no consideration given to the Pros whatsoever.
It's tough to compare players spanning over various different eras... the game changes, positions change, body-types change. It's also tough to weigh cumulative career accomplishments vs single season accomplishments. With those things in mind... taking into considerationg players' Honors and Awards, All-America selections, and contribution to their teams...
This is The All-Time All-USC Team, a 5-deep roster including the Head Coach position, 11 on Offense, 11 on Defense, and 5 on Special Teams.
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