Matt Barkley played college football at USC, and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
52 Facts About Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley has played for the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers.
Matt Barkley passed for 3,576 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2007, completing 63 percent of his passes with nine interceptions.
Matt Barkley was named 2007 football Gatorade National Player of the Year, and then the 2007 Gatorade national male athlete of the year, becoming the first non-senior to win both awards.
Matt Barkley won the 2007 Glenn Davis Award, given to the best high school football player in Southern California, and the inaugural Joe Montana Award as the nation's top high school quarterback.
Matt Barkley was rated as the top prospect in the nation for the Class of 2009 by ESPN.
On January 23,2008, Matt Barkley verbally committed to USC, ending speculation that he might join UCLA, which had just hired coaches Rick Neuheisel and Norm Chow.
Matt Barkley's father, Les Matt Barkley, was an All-American water polo player at USC from 1976 to 1979.
Matt Barkley made his decision more than a year before his National Signing Day, telling his family and coaches and then calling USC coach Pete Carroll on his cell phone.
Matt Barkley finished his Mater Dei High School career as the all-time passing yardage leader in Orange County, surpassing the record set by Todd Marinovich in 1987.
Matt Barkley graduated from high school on December 18,2008.
On January 4,2009, Matt Barkley participated in Under Armour All-America Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Matt Barkley adapted to the Trojans offense and gave strong performances during spring practices: trying for and making big plays but throwing several key interceptions.
Matt Barkley suffered a shoulder bruise in the Ohio State game, and had to sit out the following week's game at Washington.
Matt Barkley closed his freshman season by throwing for 350 yards and two touchdowns against Boston College in the 2009 Emerald Bowl.
Matt Barkley contributed five passing touchdowns on 17-of-23 passing for 257 yards.
Matt Barkley sprained his ankle during a loss to Oregon State and was forced to the sideline for the Notre Dame game.
Matt Barkley began 2011 by setting the USC single-game record for completions with 34 against Minnesota.
Matt Barkley had previously tied the single-game touchdown record three times, sharing it with Rodney Peete, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Mark Sanchez.
On national television, Matt Barkley stated the best moment of the UCLA game was his pass to his cousin Robbie Boyer.
Matt Barkley had the 6th most votes for the Heisman Trophy.
Matt Barkley won the 2011 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy with his record-breaking season.
On December 22,2011, at a press conference convened at Heritage Hall, Matt Barkley announced he would return for his senior year with the USC Trojans rather than entering the 2012 NFL Draft.
Matt Barkley was knocked out of that game by UCLA's Anthony Barr with a shoulder separating hit, thus ending his regular season abruptly.
In that game, Matt Barkley completed 11 of his 20 pass attempts for 129 yards and threw three interceptions.
Matt Barkley completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards and one interception to go along with recording one fumble inside their red zone.
On September 3,2016, Matt Barkley was released by the Cardinals.
Matt Barkley was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on September 4,2016.
Matt Barkley was elevated to the active roster on September 22,2016.
Matt Barkley completed 11 for 18 passes for 192 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 97.5 passer rating.
Matt Barkley ended the 2016 season with eight touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.
On March 10,2017, Matt Barkley signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
On November 13,2017, Matt Barkley re-signed with the Cardinals due to Drew Stanton possibly missing playing time as a result of a knee sprain.
On March 17,2018, Matt Barkley signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Matt Barkley was placed on injured reserve on September 1,2018, after suffering a knee injury in the preseason.
Matt Barkley was released on September 12,2018, with an injury settlement.
On October 31,2018, Matt Barkley was signed by the Buffalo Bills.
On December 21,2018, Matt Barkley signed a two-year contract extension with the Bills through the 2020 season.
In Week 4 of the 2019 season, Matt Barkley came into the game against the New England Patriots to relieve Josh Allen, who had experienced an in-game head injury.
Matt Barkley finished the regular season completing 11 of 21 passes for 197 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Matt Barkley was signed a two-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on August 5,2021.
Matt Barkley was released on September 1,2021, and re-signed to the practice squad.
On November 10,2021, Matt Barkley was signed by the Carolina Panthers off the Titans' practice squad.
On December 29,2021, Matt Barkley was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons.
Matt Barkley was waived on January 4,2022, and re-signed to the practice squad.
Matt Barkley's contract expired when the team's season ended on January 9,2022.
Matt Barkley punted four times in the game, including a 53-yard punt.
Matt Barkley was released on August 30,2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day.
Matt Barkley's cousin, Robbie Boyer, was a walk-on at USC during Matt Barkley's freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Matt Barkley appears on I Am Second, sharing the story of his Christian faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
At the beginning of his USC career, Matt Barkley befriended former USC Olympian, World War II prisoner of war and inspirational speaker Louis Zamperini.
Matt Barkley married his high school sweetheart Brittany Langdon, a year after he graduated from USC, in July 2013.