Leinart, a quarterback, led USC to national titles in 2003 and 2004 and to the
Carrier, a safety, played for the Trojans from 1987-89. He won the Thorpe Award, presented annually to college football's top defensive back, in 1989 and remains the only USC player to do so.
Thurman was a two-time All-American safety who played for the Trojans from 1974-77 and was a member of the 1974 national championship team.
Ken Norton, an All-American linebacker for UCLA who coached at USC under Pete Carroll from 2004-09, also is among 76 former players on the ballot from Football Bowl Subdivision schools.