Nick Barnett

Nicholas Alexander Barnett (born May 27, 1981) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for Oregon State University, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He has played professionally for the NFL's Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. With the Packers, he won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Nick Barnett
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Barnett with the Green Bay Packers
No. 56, 50, 55
Personal information
Born:May 27, 1981 (age 37)
Fontana, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Fontana (CA) Miller
College:Oregon State
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:1,041
Forced fumbles:6
Fumble recoveries:7
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at

Early years

Barnett was born in Barstow, California and attended Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California.[1]

College career

Barnett attended Oregon State University, where he was a four-year letter winner for the Oregon State Beavers football team (1999–2002), starting the last three seasons at strong side linebacker. As a senior, Barnett was a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection. He led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo). Barnett registered his single game best against the University of California in 2001 with 18 tackles (11 solo).

He majored in Business Administration and Communications.[2]

College statistics

1999 Oregon State Beavers 12 0 11 6 5 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0
2000 Oregon State Beavers 12 5 44 34 10 2-9 0 0-0 3-4 1 0.0-0 0
2001 Oregon State Beavers 11 11 73 41 32 0-0 1 1-0 6-20 4 2.0-11 5
2002 Oregon State Beavers 13 13 121 62 59 0-0 2 0-0 21-72 7 6.0-43 1
Total 48 29 249 143 106 2-9 3 1-0 30-96 12 8.0-54 6

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
236 lb
(107 kg)
4.69 s 1.65 s 2.75 s 4.08 s 7.00 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
32 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers selected Barnett in the first round (29th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. Barnett was the third linebacker drafted in 2003, behind Terrell Suggs (10th overall) and Calvin Pace (18th overall).

Nick Barnett (56) and Charles Woodson (21)
Nick Barnett and Charles Woodson at Lambeau Field.

On July 19, 2003, the Green Bay Packers signed Barnett to five-year, $6 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $3.21 million.[4]

On April 10, 2007, Barnett signed a six-year contract extension worth $34.85 million.[5]

Barnett missed the second half of the 2008 season after suffering a torn knee ligament during November 9's game against the Minnesota Vikings.[6]

Barnett suffered a season-ending wrist injury in a Week 4 matchup vs. the Detroit Lions. He was put on injured reserve on October 7, 2010.[7] It was the second time in three seasons that Barnett ended his season on injured reserve. As of 2018 Barnett is third in all-time tackles for the Green Bay Packers.

On July 26, 2011, Barnett was informed by Packers General Manager, Ted Thompson, that the Packers will try to trade him, but if not, they will release him.[8] He was released on July 28, after Green Bay was unable to find a trade.[9]

Buffalo Bills

Barnett signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Buffalo Bills on July 31, 2011.[10] On February 11, 2013 the Bills announced that Barnett would be released from his contract along with safety George Wilson.

Washington Redskins

On July 31, 2013, Barnett agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins.[11] He switched from the outside to inside linebacker position for the Redskins' defensive scheme. On December 24, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a MCL sprain in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.[12]

Professional statistics

Year Team G TTkl Solo Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def FF FR
2003 Green Bay Packers 15 112 86 26 2 3 21 7 14 0 3 0 1
2004 Green Bay Packers 16 123 92 31 3 1 16 16 16 0 5 0 1
2005 Green Bay Packers 16 138 91 47 1 1 95 95 95 1 1 1 3
2006 Green Bay Packers 15 105 62 43 2 2 3 1.5 3 0 7 0 1
2007 Green Bay Packers 16 131 102 29 3.5 2 40 20 38 0 4 0 1
2008 Green Bay Packers 9 49 41 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2009 Green Bay Packers 16 105 82 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
2010 Green Bay Packers 4 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 Buffalo Bills 16 130 78 52 3 3 80 27 33 1 5 1 0
2012 Buffalo Bills 16 112 72 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
2013 Washington Redskins 14 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 137 1041 732 309 20.5 12 255 21 95 2 35 3 7


  1. ^ "Nick Barnett walks away from pack". Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Nick Barnett Pre Draft Bio". March 28, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005.
  3. ^ "Nick Barnett, DS #2 OLB, Oregon State". Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Signing Status of NFC Draft Picks". August 7, 2003. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Deal worth $34.85 million". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Online. April 11, 2007. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007.
  6. ^ "Torn knee ligament to sideline Barnett for rest of season". November 10, 2008.
  7. ^ "Sources: Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett out for season".
  8. ^ "Packers Return to Lambeau Field but Nick Barnett Departs". WBAY.
  9. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  10. ^ Barnett becomes newest Bills 'backer
  11. ^ Jones, Mike (August 1, 2013). "Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season's success". Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  12. ^ Tinsman, Brian (December 24, 2013). "Nick Barnett Done For The Season". Retrieved December 26, 2013.

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1999 Oregon State Beavers football team

The 1999 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were led by head coach Dennis Erickson. This season marked Oregon State's first winning season in 28 years.

2002 Oregon State Beavers football team

The 2002 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by head coach Dennis Erickson, the Beavers lost the 2002 Insight Bowl.

2003 Green Bay Packers season

The 2003 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 85th season overall and their 83rd in the National Football League.

This season finished with an overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the 2004 playoffs, after the Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round in overtime off an interception return for a touchdown by Al Harris.

The season may be most notable for Brett Favre's Monday night performance against the Oakland Raiders the night after his father had died.

The Packers won the division on the last play of the season. Needing a win and a Minnesota Vikings loss to clinch the division, the Packers routed the Denver Broncos 31-3, while the Vikings lost 18-17 on a last second touchdown by the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals.

2004 Green Bay Packers season

The 2004 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 86th season overall and their 84th in the National Football League.

The season started with the Packers on a losing streak of four of their first five games, then winning their next six games, and finally ending in a Wild Card playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They finished with an overall record of 10–6. This was the second time the Packers had lost a playoff game at Lambeau.

2005 Green Bay Packers season

The 2005 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 87th season overall and their 85th in the National Football League.

This season was their worst record since their 1991 season. The Packers suffered injuries to wide receivers Javon Walker and Robert Ferguson and running backs Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport, Tony Fisher, and Samkon Gado.

As a result of the season, many of the Packers coaches were fired, including head coach Mike Sherman.

2007 All-Pro Team

The 2007 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association and Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 2007. Both first and second teams are listed for the Associated Press.

These are the current teams that historically appear in Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the NFL. Although the NFL has no official awards according to the NFL spokesman Greg Aiello the NFL Record and Fact Book has historically listed All-Pro teams from major news sources such as the Associated Press, Sporting News, Pro Football Writers Association, as well as teams from organizations that no longer release All-Pro teams such as Newspaper Enterprise Association and United Press International.

The AP teams are selected by a national panel of 50 NFL writers. The Pro Football Writers Association team is from a poll of its more than 300 members and the editors and writers for Pro Football Weekly. The Sporting News's All-Pro team was determined through voting by professional NFL personnel directors.

2007 Green Bay Packers season

The 2007 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 89th overall and 87th season in the National Football League. The Packers finished the regular season with an impressive 13–3 record. They received a bye for the first round of the playoffs, won their divisional round playoff game, and lost in the NFC Championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. This was the last season for quarterback Brett Favre as a Green Bay Packer.

This season also marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Packers' home stadium of Lambeau Field. The Packers' tenure at Lambeau, now at 59 seasons, is the longest in NFL history at a single stadium, breaking the Chicago Bears' previous record of 50 seasons at Wrigley Field (1921–1970).

2012 Buffalo Bills season

The 2012 Buffalo Bills season was the franchise's 43rd season in the National Football League, the 53rd overall and the third under head coach Chan Gailey. The team had hoped to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999, but failed and continue to own the NFL's longest playoff drought.

2012 was the final year on the Bills' current lease with Ralph Wilson Stadium as well as the final year on the current Bills Toronto Series agreement. The league had approved an additional five-year extension of the Toronto series, extending through 2017, on the condition that the Bills and Rogers Communications come to an agreement extending the series, a condition that both sides have indicated willingness to do. The Bills and the league are demanding significant and expensive renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium as a condition of renewing the stadium lease. The Buffalo News reported renovations could top 200 million dollars. The Bills and Erie County (the owners of Ralph Wilson Stadium) missed the deadline for a long-term agreement in September 2012. However, on December 21, the Bills agreed with Erie County to a 10-year lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium, extending it through for at least another 7 years.

4th and 26

4th and 26 was an American football play that occurred on Sunday, January 11, 2004, during the National Football League (NFL)'s 2003–04 playoffs. The play occurred during the fourth quarter of a divisional playoff game between the visiting Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The NFC East champion and top-seeded Eagles were coming off an opening round bye while the fourth-seeded, NFC North champion Packers were the visiting team, coming off an overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.

A. B. Miller High School

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A. J. Hawk

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Bar billiards

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Bar billiards in its current form started in the UK in the 1930s when Englishman, David Gill, saw billiard russe being played in Belgium and persuaded the Jelkes company of Holloway Road in London to make a similar table.

It is a traditional game played in leagues in Sussex, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire. These counties comprise the All England Bar Billiards Association. There are also leagues in Guernsey and Jersey. Tables were also made by Sams, Riley, Burroughs & Watts and Clare. The standard "league" tables have a playing surface approximately 32 inches (81 cm) wide. Sams also made a narrower version with a 28-inch (71 cm) width playing surface.

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