Matt Barr (American football)

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Matt Barr
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Career history
  • Western Illinois Leathernecks (2007–2010)
High schoolBelvidere High School,
Belvidere, Illinois
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-12) September 12, 1987 (age 34)
Belvidere, Illinois
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)

Matthew Barr (born September 12, 1987) is a former American football quarterback for the Western Illinois Leathernecks football team. He was the team captain in both 2009 and 2010.[1] During the 2010 season, Barr threw for 3,410 yards 27 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in 13 games. He also ran for 675 yards and 7 touchdowns.[2] Following the season, Barr was named as one of the three finalists for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I Football Championship Series (Division I-AA).[3] He finished as the runner-up for the Payton Award and was named the offensive player of the year in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.[4]


Barr was born in Belvidere, Illinois and attended Belvidere High School. His major at Western Illinois is accounting.[5]


  1. "Barr off to hot start for Leathernecks". Southern Illinoisan. September 16, 2010. p. 3C – via
  2. Western Illinois - Cumulative Season Statistics 2010
  3. WIU QB Matt Barr a Walter Payton finalist Peoria Star, December 1, 2010
  5. Player Profile Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine

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