Will Ferrell to Give USC Commencement Speech

Will Ferrell GETTY H 2016
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Will Ferrell GETTY H 2016

The actor is a Trojan alumnus who graduated with a degree in sports information in 1990.

"Stay classy, Trojans."

That twist on Will Ferrell's catchphrase from 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy could come in handy when the comic actor gives an address at this year's commencement at the University of Southern California.

USC on Thursday announced that Ferrell will be the featured speaker at the May 12 ceremony.

The Saturday Night Live alum is also a USC grad, and one of its most famous fans and biggest boosters.

He graduated from the Los Angeles school with a degree in sports information in 1990 and is often seen walking the sidelines at Trojan football games.

USC gave no indication of what Ferrell will talk about, but his best-known line from 2006's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby may work just fine, especially for this year's class valedictorian: "If you ain't first, you're last."