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    Billy Hart
    Billy Hart

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mission Viejo, Calif.

    High School:
    Mission Viejo HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 200

    Position:
    QB

    Birthdate:
    11/02/1982

    Experience:
    1V

    2004: Hart, who also stars on the USC baseball team, will serve as a reserve quarterback as a junior in 2004. He missed 2004 spring practice while playing baseball.

    2003: Hart did not see any action as a reserve quarterback in his 2003 sophomore season. He missed 2003 spring practice while playing baseball.

    2002: Hart was USC's fourth-string quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2002. He saw his first action as a Trojan while playing on the punt return team against Washington and then took a snap at quarterback at the end of the UCLA game (he handed off the ball). He missed part of 2002 spring drills with an ankle sprain.

    2001: Hart redshirted as a freshman quarterback in 2001, his first year at USC. He served as the scout team quarterback. He won USC's Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

    BASEBALL: Hart was an outfielder/infielder on USC's baseball team in the springs of 2002, 2003 and 2004.

    Following the 2003 football season, he joined the 2004 baseball team. He started in the outfield and then at third base, leading the Trojans in batting average (.367) and triples (3). He played in 51 games (starting 44), with 58 hits, 26 runs, 9 doubles, 2 home runs and 29 RBI. He joined the 2003 USC baseball team in January after the 2002 football season. He saw action in 42 games (starting 22) in right field, hitting .238 with 20 hits, 14 runs, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 4 RBI. During 2003 spring football drills, he did double duty (he even played in a football scrimmage and a baseball game on the same day). After the 2001 football season, he joined the 2002 USC baseball team as a reserve infielder, but redshirted.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2000 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western Region Super 30, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 as a senior at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. He completed 95-of-180 (52.8%) of his passes for 1,800 yards with 14 TDs and 7 interceptions in 2000, plus ran for 6 scores. Mission Viejo went 9-3 in 2000.

    As a 1999 junior, he was an All-South Coast League second team choice while completing 112-of-229 passes (48.9%) for 1,700 yards, 15 TDs and 12 interceptions (he also ran for 275 yards and 2 TDs). He didn't play quarterback until his junior year. Current Trojans Collin Ashton, Drew Radovich and Ryan Powdrell also prepped at Mission Viejo.

    He also played baseball at Mission Viejo, twice earning All-League honors as a shortstop and centerfielder.

    He spent his freshman and sophomore years at Foothill High in Santa Ana (Calif.). Current Trojans Kurt Katnik and Mike Brittingham also prepped at Foothill.

    PERSONAL: He's a business major at USC with a B+ average (3.30 GPA). His father, Wilson, attended USC. He likes to snowboard in his spare time. His sports hero is ex-NFL star John Elway.

    BILLY HART ON:

    Football versus baseball: "I love both of them. But the only sport I'm getting playing time in is baseball. So that's the route I think about taking when I think about the future...I know I'm not going to be getting to play in football anytime soon, if ever. It's tough to think about, something I used to never think about."