Leinart became the third Trojan to win the award, joining Rodney Peete in 1988 and Carson Palmer in 2002. The award will be presented on Dec. 9 in Louisville.
Leinart won last year's Heisman Trophy and is again a candidate for college football's top honor this year. He has completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,217 yards with 24 touchdowns for the top-ranked ranked Trojans in 2005.
Jason White of Oklahoma was last year's winner.
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