Barkley's Heisman campaign begins

November, 21, 2011
11/21/11
3:13
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USC released an official promotional video for quarterback Matt Barkley's fledgling Heisman Trophy campaign Monday following the signal-caller's impressive performance in a weekend win over Oregon.

The minute-long video highlights a number of Barkley's touchdown passes this season, including the record-breaking sixth scoring throw to running back Amir Carlisle in the Colorado game earlier this month. It also contains commentary from broadcasters Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Pete Arbogast talking up his postseason award candidacy and NFL readiness.

Barkley's 2011 numbers -- 67.6 completion percentage, 3,105 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions -- are displayed, as is his status as a semifinalist for the Maxwell, Davey O'Brien and Walter Camp postseason awards and a Pac-12 all-academic honoree.

Video of Barkley's offseason trip to Nigeria is also included, and the video concludes with comments from local media relating to his Heisman campaign and Oregon coach Chip Kelly's comments that Barkley was the best quarterback the Ducks faced this year.

The Heisman presentation in New York City is scheduled for Dec. 10. Five finalists are invited to the ceremony each season.

The full Barkley video is available here.

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