Matt Barr
Western Illinois LeathernecksNo. 4
Quarterback Senior
Major: Accounting
Date of birth: (1987-09-12) September 12, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Belvidere, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Career history
High school: Belvidere High School,
Belvidere, Illinois
* Western Illinois Leathernecks (2007–2010)
Career highlights and awards
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Matt 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]


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