Carson Palmer - Arizona Cardinals
In 2 years as the starting QB for Santa Margarita Carson lived a fairy tale life. He finished his High School career with 27 school records. He was All-Everything and finished by having his jersey retired after being named the Division V Co-Offensive MVP and 2 straight CIF championships.
Carson received a full scholarship to USC where he went on to break many of USC's passing records. Carson won the Heisman Trophy for the top collegiate football player in the nation. After leading USC to a regular season record of 10-2 and a ranking of 4th in the nation, Carson was named the CNNSI College Football Player of the year, CNNSI 1st Team All-American, Football Writers Association of America's 1st Team All-American, CBS Sportsline.com 1st Team All-American, ESPN.com 1st Team All-American, Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, USC's Most Valuable Player, and also won the prestigious Unitas Golden Arm Award given to the top Sr. Quarterback in the nation.
Carson went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Phoenix Cardinals in the NFL.