USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley elected to not enter the 2012 NFL Draft. He'll return to the Trojans next year for a shot at taking the team to the Pac-12 Championship Game and beyond. Barkley still has one more year left at college, but he is still picking up awards from his strong season last year.
PRWeb relays the news that Barkley has been named the 2011 National Performer of the Year by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). The CFPA recipients were named on Sunday, with Barkley taking home the top award.
Barkley certainly put together a great season in 2011, leading a talented team to a dominating season despite being bowl game-ineligible. He finished the year averaging 294 yards per game and set a single-season Pac-12 record for passing touchdowns, with 39. In all, he passed for 3,528 yards with a 69.1 percent completion rate.
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