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By Soraya Nadia McDonald | November 22, 2007
The sandy-haired boy trudged from the shore toward his father’s car, tears pooling in his eyes after enduring one of the greater injustices in his 12-year life. He was leaving the beach near Peninsula Park after a Saturday of football conditioning. “What’s wrong?” his father asked. “Coach said because it’s my first year, I have to play on the offensive line,” he sniffed. And that was how Matt Barkley almost started his football career as a lineman.
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By Steve Virgen | December 31, 2008
It’s safe to say the stories in 2009 won’t top the drama that came from 2008 in the Newport-Mesa area. That’s not to say 2009 won’t be filled with its intrigue. It’s just that 2008 had to be one of the best years ever in the area, with so many locals thriving at the Beijing Olympics. Yet, 2009 is sure to provide its peaks. There probably won’t be any gold medals, but there might be some championship plaques. The headlines could very well come from Corona del Mar High, where a few programs have the opportunity to attain great success.
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October 25, 2003
Jacob Gildart scored five touchdowns to lead the Newport-Mesa Jr. Midget (11-13-year-olds) Seahawks to a 41-22 victory over the visiting Rowland Heights Raiders last Saturday. Gildart scored on a 45-yard pass from quarterback Matt Barkley and added touchdown runs of 48 and 45 yards to spur the Seahawks (6-0). Erik Rask began the scoring in the second quarter with a 2-yard burst set up by a Barkley completion to Max Stiegler. The Raiders tied it at 6 before the Seahawks' offensive line of Frankie Russo, Justin Elbourn, Kevin Rask, Joshua Dill and Evan Livadas led the next possession, allowing Barkley to hit Garza and J.P. Gormly on completions before Gildart scored and ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-6 lead.
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By Steve Virgen | June 14, 2013
When Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, much of the talk shifted to the money the quarterback lost for staying another year at USC. Whatever the amount (terms of the contract weren't disclosed), he gained something that could be more valuable than the dollars he could've earned. Because Barkley, a Newport Beach native, wasn't selected until the fourth round, he acquired a much-needed chip on his shoulder. He's out to prove to everyone he can achieve success in the NFL and be a productive pro quarterback.
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August 15, 2011
Newport Beach resident Matt Barkley, who will be a junior on the USC football team in 2011, has been named to the watch list for the Manning Award, given annually to the top collegiate quarterback. Barkley, entering his third season as the starter, is one of 31 on the watch list, hoping to be among the 10 finalists named on Nov. 28. The winner will be named Jan. 18. Barkley, who played at Mater Dei High after a stint with Newport-Mesa Junior All-American Football, enters the Sept.
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December 6, 2011
USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident who set USC season records for touchdown passes and completion percentage, was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet Monday. Barkley, a three-year starter, also set four USC game records this past season: completions (35 vs. UCLA), pass yardage (468 vs. Arizona), touchdown passes (six vs. Colorado and UCLA) and total offense (470 vs. Arizona). Barkley was also named to the All-Pac 12 second team.
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February 11, 2008
Two senior local high school football players from Mater Dei signed letters of intent, Costa Mesa resident Ben Tauanuu, an offensive lineman, with Montana State University, and Newport Beach resident Patrick Duffy, a kicker, with Harvard University. Tauanuu, a 6-foot-5, 281-pounder, helped protect Newport Beach resident and junior quarterback Matt Barkley, the Gatorade National Player of the Year leading the Monarchs to 9-2 overall, 3-1 in the Trinity League, and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs.
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February 11, 2008
Mater Dei High junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident, has been named to the EA Sports National All-American Football second team, adding to an already impressive year receiving national, regional and local accolades. Barkley, who has given a verbal commitment to play at USC after he graduates, threw for 3,567 yards and 35 touchdowns. Barkley was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year, the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year, Trinity League MVP, and made the All-Southern California Football Coaches Assn.
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