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Cody Kessler

Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler during the 2015 season
USC Trojans No. 6
Position Quarterback
Class Redshirt Senior
Major Sociology
Career history
High school Bakersfield (CA) Centennial
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993
Place of birth Bakersfield, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career highlights and awards
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Cody Kessler (born May 11, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the USC Trojans.

Early years

Kessler attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California. As a senior, he threw for 2,831 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was the California Gatorade Football Player of the Year.[1] He was ranked as the second best pro-style quarterback recruit by[2]

College career


Kessler was redshirted in 2011. In 2012 he was a backup to Matt Barkley. He completed two passes for nine yards.


In 2013 he competed with Las Vegas Bowl rout over Fresno State, and received Las Vegas Bowl MVP honors.


USC hired former USC assistant and Max Browne and Jalen Greene for the quarterback spot. On August 30, 2014 Kessler threw for a career-high 394 yards and accounted for 4 total touchdowns against Fresno State, leading to his first of three designations as Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.[5] On October 18, Kessler accounted for seven touchdowns against Colorado, the most ever by a USC quarterback, leading to his second designation as Offensive Player of the week.[6][7] In the final game of the regular season, Kessler threw six touchdowns against the rival Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the most touchdowns thrown by a single quarterback against the Irish in the 127-year history of the program, leading one Los Angeles Times writer to label him a potential 2015 Heisman Trophy candidate. This achievement led to his third designation as Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, tying him with Marcus Mariota for the most designations for the 2014 season.[8]


Kessler began the season as a favorite for all-Pac-12 honors.


  1. ^ Kessler named state's top player
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  3. ^ Cody Kessler, Max Wittek still competing to start for USC
  4. ^ USC football: Max Wittek, Cody Kessler get final audition
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External links

  • USC Trojans bio
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