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May 3, 2013
Here are Matt Barkley's passing statistics for his four seasons at Southern California: Year   Cmp.   Att.   Pct.   Yds.   TD   Int.   Rate    2009   211   352   59.9   2,735   15   14   131.3    2010   236   377   62.6   2,791   26   12   141.2    2011   308   446   69.1   3,528   39   7   161.2    2012   246   387   63.6   3,273   36   15   157.6    ...
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June 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The quarterback who receives the least amount of attention on the Eagles is the one who has been with the organization the longest. He's the lone quarterback Chip Kelly has ever drafted. And he's the only one who has not been traded or released by a team - or at least not yet. Matt Barkley is entering his third season in Philadelphia. He arrived in 2013 expecting to compete with Michael Vick and Nick Foles for the No. 1 job. He now must hold off Tim Tebow from taking the No. 3 job. "He's not taking my reps on the field," Barkley said.
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April 29, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly's insistence that he does not require a mobile quarterback was confirmed on Saturday when the Eagles traded up in the fourth round of the NFL draft to take Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley. Barkley was expected to be a top 10 pick in 2012 before he returned to school in a decision that likely cost him more than $10 million. Barkley was one of the most decorated players in college football the last four seasons, but a decline in production and a shoulder injury caused his stock to dive.
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April 30, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TWO OF THE top college quarterbacks in the country faced off at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2011, combining for 614 passing yards, six touchdown passes and 104 points. USC quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watched Stanford's Andrew Luck and the Trojans' Matt Barkley lead their teams up and down the field, Stanford ultimately winning, 56-48, in triple overtime. "You knew it was a really special time," Helton said yesterday. "That you were looking at some guys that were - wow, these are two really special athletes out here.
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June 6, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
IF YOU STRAPPED Chip Kelly to a chair, pumped a heaping helping of truth serum into him and asked him whom he would like to see win the Eagles' starting quarterback battle this summer, many think he would say Michael Vick because Vick is faster than Nick Foles and Matt Barkley the way a Ferrari is faster than a tractor, and would be able to run the unabridged version of Kelly's offense, including the read option. While it's entirely possible that assumption is correct, Kelly repeatedly has insisted that it isn't, that the last quarterback standing this summer won't necessarily be the fastest one. For what it's worth, I believe him. And I'll go you one better.
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April 29, 2013
ROUND 1 Lane Johnson (Fourth overall) Offensive tackle, Oklahoma ROUND 2 Zach Ertz (35th) Tight end, Stanford ROUND 3 Bennie Logan (67th) Defensive tackle, LSU ROUND 4 Matt Barkley (98th) Quarterback, Southern Cal ROUND 5 Earl Wolff (136th) Defensive back, N.C. State ROUND 7 Joe Kruger (212th) Defensive end, Utah Jordan Poyer (218th) Defensive back, Oregon State David King (239th) Defensive back, Oklahoma
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April 26, 2013
Here are some of the top quarterbacks and running backs in the draft and others the Eagles could target in later rounds. Quarterbacks                                            Projected Player                           Ht.      Wt.     round Geno Smith, West Virginia         6-2   218       1 Matt Barkley, USC                  6-2   227      1-2 EJ Manuel, Florida State            6-5   237      1-2 Ryan Nassib, Syracuse            6-2   227      1-2 Others                                   Matt Scott, Arizona               6-2   213      3-4 Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)
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June 10, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TAKING COMMAND of a group that hasn't seen you lead it through a game - or even a practice - can be tricky, Sam Bradford acknowledged. "It is a little bit difficult," the Eagles quarterback said yesterday, after again throwing in seven-on-seven sessions during OTAs. Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow quarterbacked for all the full-team reps. "Yeah, I wish I were out there taking every rep. I think it'd make it a little easier to take on that leadership role and develop some of those relationships.
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December 23, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA quarterback Matt Barkley announced yesterday that he will return for his senior season rather than enter the 2012 NFL draft. Barkley had been projected as a high selection in the first round. "I am staying so I can finish what I started," the 6-2, 220-pound Barkley said. This season, Barkley threw for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. The Trojans won seven of their final eight games, though they had to endure a second straight bowl-less season thanks to postseason sanctions that end next season.
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October 23, 2011 | Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Jawanza Starling returned a fumbled snap 80 yards for a touchdown and Matt Barkley passed for three scores Saturday night as Southern Cal beat Notre Dame, 31-17, to end the Irish's four-game winning streak. The Trojans (6-1) jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half and then fought off a comeback by the Irish (4-3) in the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 21 years. USC, which has won nine of the last 10 meetings in the long rivalry, had a 443-267 advantage in total yards.
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June 10, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TAKING COMMAND of a group that hasn't seen you lead it through a game - or even a practice - can be tricky, Sam Bradford acknowledged. "It is a little bit difficult," the Eagles quarterback said yesterday, after again throwing in seven-on-seven sessions during OTAs. Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow quarterbacked for all the full-team reps. "Yeah, I wish I were out there taking every rep. I think it'd make it a little easier to take on that leadership role and develop some of those relationships.
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June 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The quarterback who receives the least amount of attention on the Eagles is the one who has been with the organization the longest. He's the lone quarterback Chip Kelly has ever drafted. And he's the only one who has not been traded or released by a team - or at least not yet. Matt Barkley is entering his third season in Philadelphia. He arrived in 2013 expecting to compete with Michael Vick and Nick Foles for the No. 1 job. He now must hold off Tim Tebow from taking the No. 3 job. "He's not taking my reps on the field," Barkley said.
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May 29, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Columnist
A DUCK never is just a duck with Chip Kelly. There always is a deeper meaning or grander plan to everything The Most Interesting Coach in the World does. Or so we have been conditioned to believe. He is a chess master who always is thinking three or four or five or 100 moves ahead. And when he saw fit to sign Tim Tebow last month, well, our imaginations ran wild with the ways Kelly probably was planning to use him, none of which had anything to do with him throwing the football. He's going to be a short-yardage specialist and be used on two-point attempts.
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April 21, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
ORDINARILY, THE signing of a quarterback who hasn't played in 2 years and who completed less than half of his passes when he did would merit about as much attention as Jason Kelce getting jock itch. But when the quarterback happens to be Tim Tebow, well, as you can see from our front and back pages today, it gets the-Pope-is-coming treatment. Tebow hasn't proven to be a very good NFL quarterback, but he still has managed to achieve Kardashian-like celebrity status, which is why Twitter nearly blew up last night when the news broke that the Eagles had agreed to a deal with the former Heisman Trophy winner.
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February 21, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Chip Kelly once preferred Brett Hundley to Marcus Mariota. But Hundley chose UCLA and Kelly settled on Mariota, and somewhere over the next three years Oregon proved to get the better college quarterback. Mariota is also expected to be the better NFL prospect and likely out of reach for Kelly and the Eagles, who have the 20th overall selection in the first round of the NFL draft. But Hundley should be available when the Eagles pick, and possibly in the second or third round, as well.
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January 13, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
For coaches, players and fans, the final month of the 2014 Eagles' season was difficult to endure. But Matt Barkley, better than most, was able to put it all in perspective. The backup Eagles quarterback, after all, had learned how to survive suffering from one of the world's leading authorities. In 2009, while a Southern Cal freshman, Barkley met and befriended Louis Zamperini, the ex-Olympian whose almost unimaginable World War II horrors were the basis for the phenomenal best-seller Unbroken . "He spoke to our class - we all had no idea who this old guy was," Barkley said.
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January 3, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' quarterback situation is uncertain entering the offseason, but it does not appear Matt Barkley is any closer to earning the starting job than he was when he arrived as a rookie in 2013. Barkley, the once-heralded Southern California quarterback the Eagles selected in the fourth round two seasons ago, threw only one pass this season. He was the third-string quarterback behind Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez after spending his rookie year as the No. 3 behind Foles and Michael Vick.
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December 24, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
BEFORE HE OPTED to return for his senior season at USC, there was a time when Matt Barkley was on track to perhaps become a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. Nearly 3 years later, the Eagles' 2013 fourth-round draft pick has not started an NFL game. The pro tape on him consists of only preseason games and four appearances either in mopup duty or when he was thrust into action last season following in-game injuries to the starter. So with the 9-6 Eagles eliminated from the playoffs and uncertainty regarding all three quarterback spots on the team's depth chart for 2015, there's a school of thought that perhaps you'd want to see what you have in the seldom-used Barkley.
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December 24, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even though the Eagles' season finale against the New York Giants has no postseason implications, Chip Kelly is resolute about approaching the game as if it does. Kelly will not change the lineup or play younger players for the purpose of evaluation. He's trying to break the Eagles' three-game losing streak on Sunday and reach 10 wins. So quarterback Mark Sanchez will start his eighth game this season, with Matt Barkley remaining on the bench. Nick Foles has been ruled out for Sunday, effectively ending the season of the team's opening-day starter.
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December 4, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FIVE SUMMERS AGO or so, there was this tall guy from Compton, Calif., who played wide receiver at Stanford, and he took to showing up at USC's player-organized informal throwing sessions. "He knew some of the guys on our team," then-USC quarterback Matt Barkley recalled yesterday. "He was watching a lot; I think he got in there for a couple reps . . . He was quiet; he was at someone else's school, he didn't know a whole lot of guys. Wasn't rude or anything. Nice guy. " The nice guy from Stanford eventually converted to cornerback.
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