Jaxson Dart
Ole Miss Rebels – No. 2
MajorGeneral Business
Personal information
Born: (2003-05-13) May 13, 2003 (age 19)
Kaysville, Utah
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
High schoolCorner Canyon
(Draper, Utah)
Career highlights and awards

Jaxson Chase Dart (born May 13, 2003) is an American football quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels. Dart attended and played high school football at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. He began his college football career at USC in 2021, before transferring to Ole Miss the following year.

High school career

Dart was born in Kaysville, UT on May 13, 2003, the son of Brandon Dart (a former safety for the University of Utah). He attended Roy High School for his first three years of High School before transferring to Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. As a senior, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year after he passed for 4,691 yards with a state record 67 touchdowns and only four interceptions.[1][2] He also rushed for 1,195 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also the MaxPreps National Player of the Year.[3] Overall during his career he had 10,688 passing yards and 117 touchdowns.

Despite an offer from Arizona State University and off-season training with former ASU QB Taylor Kelly in Tempe, AZ Dart committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football.[4][5][6]

In addition to playing football, Dart was a two time all-state third baseman for the baseball team.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jaxson Dart
Dual QB
Draper, UT Corner Canyon (UT) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) N/A Dec 16, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:
4/5 stars
4/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2021 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career


Jaxson Dart competed to be Kedon Slovis' backup quarterback his first year at USC in 2021.[7] During the annual Spring Game, Dart impressed coaches with his arm strength and mobility. On the final play of the game Dart threw a touchdown pass to fellow freshman Michael Jackson III, which included an impressive one-handed diving catch.

On September 18, Dart entered the game against Washington State in the second series of the game, replacing injured QB Kedon Slovis. USC was playing their first game after the firing of coach Clay Helton. Dart entered the game and threw an interception on his first series. Dart responded by throwing a 38-yard touchdown pass late in the first half. Dart caught fire the rest of the game. Dart displayed his gifts of improvisation and arm strength. Dart finished the day 30-for-46 for 391 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.[8] The Trojans defeated the Cougars 42-14, in a blowout win. Dart's 391 yards set the record for most passing yards ever by a USC QB in his debut breaking, JT Daniels’ record of 282 in 2018.[9]

On November 20, Dart made his first career start against UCLA.

Ole Miss

Following the 2021 season, Lincoln Riley was hired as the head coach of USC. Amidst the rumors that Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams would follow Riley to USC, Dart entered the NCAA transfer portal.[10] He and Michael Trigg then officially enrolled at Ole Miss.


Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg TD
USC Trojans
2021 6 3 0−3 117 189 61.9 1,353 7.2 9 5 132.5 22 43 2.0 2
Ole Miss Rebels
2022 11 11 8−3 171 283 60.4 2,363 8.4 16 8 143.6 107 552 5.2 0
Career[11] 17 14 8−6 288 472 61.0 3,716 7.9 25 13 139.1 129 595 4.6 2


  1. ^ McDonald, Ryan (May 26, 2021). "The advice Trevor Lawrence gave Jaxson Dart after he won Gatorade National Player of the Year". Deseret News.
  2. ^ "Jaxson Dart rose from unknown to star QB at Corner Canyon. He's now the Gatorade National Player of the Year". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. ^ "Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart named MaxPreps National Football Player of the Year". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  4. ^ "Jaxson Dart is one of two four star-rated quarterbacks to sign with USC". Los Angeles Times. December 16, 2020.
  5. ^ Edward, James (December 16, 2020). "Corner Canyon highly recruited quarterback Jaxson Dart signs with USC". Deseret News.
  6. ^ "Bull's-eye: USC lands Dart to fill big need at QB". ESPN.com. December 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "How USC's freshman QBs progressed during spring football". April 30, 2021.
  8. ^ Pattison, Claudette Montana. "USC QB Jaxson Dart Dominates Over Washington State, Alumni Reacts". Sports Illustrated USC Trojans News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  9. ^ "Jaxson Dart's record debut propels USC comeback over Washington State". Orange County Register. 2021-09-18. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  10. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (January 10, 2022). "USC Trojans QB Jaxson Dart enters NCAA transfer portal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  11. ^ "Jaxson Dart College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2022.