The latest in a long line of “How does Matt Leinart handle his celebrity” pieces, this time from Todd Harmonson of the Orange County Register.
“I don’t think of what I do as celebrity-like or that I’m famous,” said USC’s quarterback, who will begin practice with the two-time defending national champions Thursday and continue his rehabilitation from offseason elbow surgery. “It’s just the whole situation, the whole timing of being myself, winning, being a quarterback, playing in L.A.
This week, reluctant celebrity Matt Leinart again gets to do what he loves: play QB for USC.
I think that Leinart is quite possibly on his way to being the most famous college football athlete of all time–any time you are a regular in US Magazine, you’ve crossed a pretty high exposure threshhold.
But it’s nice to see that, in the end, he’s just a football player at heart.