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Carson Palmer
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QB to win the Heisman
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Carson Palmer 2002 Heisman Trophy Season Stats
PASS ATT
PASS COMP
Comp
Pct.
YARDS
TD'S
INT'S
489
309
63.2
3942
33
10
               2002 Heisman Trophy Vote Totals
Player
School
Pos.
Class
1st Place
Votes
2nd Place
Votes
3rd Place
Votes
Total Heisman
Points
Carson Palmer

USC
QB
Sr.
242
224
154
1,328
Brad Banks
Iowa
RB
Sr.
199
173
152
1095
Larry Johnson
Penn
State
RB
Sr.
108
130
142
726
Willis
McGahee
Miami
RB
Jr.
101
118
121
660
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Carson Palmer: 2002 Heisman Trophy Season in Review
A flurry of Trojan Heisman winners began in 2002 when Carson Palmer became the fifth USC star to
capture this award.  Not only did Palmer start a new procession of Trojan Heisman winners, but he
also broke the mold of former USC winners since he was the first Southern Cal QB to win the award.   
Palmer had a rather lengthy Trojan career since played in 53 games during five seasons that included
an injury-shortened 1999 campaign that resulted in a redshirt year.  As a 4-year starter, the
experienced, strong-armed Palmer was the Pac-10's career passing and total offense leader. Cason
broke seven Pac-10 career records and numerous USC career records as well.  Palmer left college
as the Pac-10 Conferences’ all-time leader in passing yards (11,818), completions (927) and total
offense (11,621) … His 72 career TD passes set a USC record … His 72 career TD passes set a
USC record.  
A late season flurry elevated Palmer to Heisman Trophy status as he sliced opposing defenses apart
with record setting performances.

Washington: Threw for 348 yards and 4 TD's against the Huskies.
Oregon:  Shot down the Ducks with 448 yards and 5 TD's.
Stanford: 317 yards passing and 4TD's faded the Cardinal.
Arizona State: Ran for a score and passed for two more.
UCLA: Became the PAC-10 leader in career passing yards, completions and attempts by throwing for
254 yards and 4 Td's.
Notre Dame: Palmer’s most notable Heisman winning performance was against Notre Dame when
his 425 passing yards was the most ever by a Notre dame opponent.  Palmer also added four TD
passes in that game.

Palmer finished his USC Heisman season with a win at the 2003 Orange Bowl where he was
selected bowl MVP.   Palmer was selected as the number one pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the
Cincinnati Bengals
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Carson Palmer
By the Numbers
Arizona QB #3
Drafted by Bengals
1st overall
pick in 2003
6-5/230
Born: 12/27/79
Fresno, CA
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