QB of the week: Matt Barkley

Written by Will Spencer on October 22, 2009

Matt Barkley



The Davey O’Brien award has named USC’s Matt Barkley this week’s quarterback of the week. The freshman signal caller led the Trojans to a tough win over Notre Dame, 34-27. Barkley was impressive in the win, going 19 of 29 for 380 yards and two touchdowns.

Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: Joey Elliott – Purdue (RS-SR), Nick Foles – Arizona (RS-SO), Max Hall – BYU (SR), Tyler Hansen – Colorado (SO), Jacory Harris – Miami (SO), Case Keenum – Houston (RS-JR), Andrew Luck – Stanford (FR), Josh Nesbitt – Georgia Tech (JR), Ricky Stanzi – Iowa (JR) and Tim Tebow – Florida (SR).

The O’Brien honors the nation’s best college quarterback of the year. Each week a subset of The O’Brien Selection Committee will name the quarterback of the week who exemplifies the award’s standards. Currently all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 26. Finalists will be announced Nov. 23 and the 2009 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 10.

For more information, visit the Davey O’Brien Award website.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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