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The best part about Matt Barkley is that he still has another chapter to write in his USC career ,and when it's all said and done, the rising senior quarterback could find himself alone atop this list.
Due in large part to sanctions, Barkley hasn't enjoyed the team success that other quarterbacks on this list have, but that doesn't mean his statistics are in any way inferior.
Barkley's 9,054 yards are third all time behind only Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. His 80 touchdowns are second only to Leinart, who threw for 99 during his illustrious Trojan career.
With the 2012 season still to come, it's almost a foregone conclusion that Barkley will take over the top spots on both of those lists when his career comes to a close.
Barkley came away with a victory in his only postseason contest against Boston College in the Emerald Bowl, but it's his 5-0 record against UCLA and Notre Dame that resonates in the hearts of the Trojan faithful.
While all these accolades are noteworthy, it's Barkley's action off the field that has him ranked this highly without ever winning a Rose Bowl, Heisman Trophy or national championship.
Barkley was dealt a tremendously challenging hand with the sanctions being handed down to USC right in the middle of his collegiate career. However, the rising senior handled it admirably by keeping his team together and willing them to an 18-7 record during the two-year bowl ban.
If Barkley can continue to shine in 2012, expect his name to shoot way up on this list, especially if he can tack on a Rose Bowl or national championship.