Cody Kessler reveals the most underrated Trojan he played with at USC

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Playing under Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian at USC, Cody Kessler was a recored-setting Trojan quarterback. He is an underrated star in the eyes of many Trojan fans.

In 2014, Kessler set many USC season records for completions (315), completion percentage (69.7), passing efficiency (167.1), and interception rate (1.11). He tied USC season marks for TD passes (39) and 300-yard passing games (7). His 39 TDs were tied for second on the all-time Pac-12 list at the time he established that mark.

One year earlier, Kessler set a Las Vegas Bowl record with four touchdowns. He completed 73.3% of his passes (22-of-30) for a career-best 345 yards against Devante Adams, Derek Carr, and Fresno State. Kessler was named the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl MVP.

I’m privileged and honored to sit down with the USC Trojan legend to talk about USC football and more. It’s part two of our Q&A series featuring the man himself, Cody Kessler.

Trojans Wire: Who was your favorite USC Trojan growing up?

Cody Kessler: Reggie Bush

Trojans Wire: Favorite moment at USC?

Cody Kessler: Beating a ranked Stanford team on College GameDay at the Coliseum.

Trojans Wire: Who is the most underrated Trojan in your five years at SC?

Cody Kessler: I’d have to go with Darreus Rogers.

Trojans Wire: Cody, what’s one thing you learned from a past Trojan quarterback that stuck with you?

Cody Kessler: I learned a lot from Matt Barkley on how to handle the pressure of being the starting QB at USC.

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