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Encyclopedia > Lem Barney

Lemuel Jackson Barney (Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Detroit Lions. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gulfport is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... Conference NFC Division North Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Colors Honolulu blue, silver, and black Head Coach Steve Mariucci All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 480-530-32 The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


He played college football at Jackson State University and was a second round draft choice in 1967. He was named 1967's defensive rookie of the year, and went on to be selected to seven Pro Bowls. He had 56 career interceptions, and also gained over 1000 yards each returning kickoffs and punts. Jackson State University is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given 2 annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players - one for an offensive player, and one for a defensive player. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ...


He was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Links

  • Hall of Fame bio (http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=19)

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Lem Barney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (212 words)
Lemuel Jackson Barney (Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Detroit Lions.
Barney attended Jackson State University (Mississippi) where he was a three-time All-Southwestern Conference star with 26 career interceptions.
Barney was a second round draft choice in 1967.
TSN Presents - Football's 100 Greatest Players (363 words)
Barney picked off a pass from Green Bay's Bart Starr with a diving somersault, jumped to his feet and sprinted 24 yards for a touchdown.
Barney was so proficient at one-on-one coverage that the Lions were able to blitz a lot.
Barney seemed to be happiest when displaying his "sneaky and snaky" moves on runbacks of punts and interceptions.
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