USC quarterback Matt Barkley made the announcement on Thursday, December 22, 2011 that he would put off the NFL for another year and return for his senior season with the Trojans. Matt Barkley’s girlfriend Brittany Langdon is Seattle Pacific University soccer player. Check out USC's Matt Barkley and girlfriend Brittany Langdon in pictures.
In fact, in a nationally televised press conference in front of a Christmas tree and flanked by six Heisman trophies during a packed news conference at USC’s Heritage Hall, the 21-year-old standout Matt Barkley announced his intention to return to Los Angeles. “I know in my heart that I have not yet finished my journey as a Trojan football player,” Matt Barkley, a three-year starter and team captain said. “The 2012 USC football team has some serious unfinished business to attend to and I intend to play a part in it.”
Matt Barkley’s girlfriend Brittany Langdon is Seattle Pacific University soccer player. In fact, Brittany Langdon is a junior at Seattle Pacific University where she plays for the women's soccer team and was an all-conference midfielder last season. Matt Barkley and Brittany Langdon met when they were five years old and began dating at 16. Their families are close, and their sisters consider one another best friends. Early in 2011, and over their respective Christmas breaks from school, Matt Barkley and Brittany Langdon traveled to Nigeria at the invitation of the group, Go Nigeria. The two visited an orphanage together and were said to be in the brightest of spirits. They met and played soccer and football with children and orphans and also brought Christmas gifts to some individuals in the various locales they visited.
Matt Barkley’s girlfriend Brittany Langdon who met USC quarterback when they were five years old and began dating at 16 is Seattle Pacific University soccer player
"The perspective we have now after being over there and witnessing everything we did, it changed us so much. I get to play football, this game I love and dreamed of playing, and it really is something I haven't taken for granted since I got back," Matt Barkley shared while his five-year girlfriend Brittany Langdon told: "It's difficult to translate the images of being with the people we met.” "The touches, the feelings, the smells. But it was one of those experiences where you want to tell people about it or you want them to experience it for themselves.”
Matt Barkley and his girlfriend Brittany Langdon photographed with children and orphans last Christmas in Nigeria …
…in which Matt Barkley and Brittany Langdon brought Christmas gifts, met and played soccer and football with poor people
Barkley, 21, made his decision of returning USC for a final college season after consulting with coaches, former players, NFL personnel and agents and family and close friends
Barkley was said to be the last of four prominent USC juniors to announce his decision about their futures
Matt Barkley’s news conference on Thursday, December 22, 2011 marked the third time since 2005 that a Trojan quarterback held court in Heritage Hall to announce a decision about returning or turning
USC quarterback Barkley threw for 39 touchdowns and more than 3,500 yards this season
USC's Matt Barkley and girlfriend Brittany Langdon in Pictures