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Connor Barwin

Connor Barwin
Barwin in 2013 NFL season.
No. 98     Philadelphia Eagles
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Detroit (MI) U. of Detroit
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Debuted in 2009 for the Houston Texans
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Connor Alfred Barwin[1] (born October 15, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cincinnati.

Early years

Barwin is the son of Thomas Barwin and Margaret Bailey. His father Thomas has been the city manager of Sarasota, FL since September 1, 2012 and had previously served in a similar capacity in Ferndale, Hazel Park, St. Charles & Warren, Michigan as well as Oak Park, Illinois.[2][3]

Barwin attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. As a senior he was an All-state selection and earned All-League, All-Catholic, and All-District honors. He was also an All-League selection in basketball as a junior and All-Catholic as a senior.[4]

College career

Barwin played college football at the University of Cincinnati. As a freshman in 2005 Barwin played in all 11 games as a backup tight end finishing with eight receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown. The starting tight end during Barwin's freshman and sophomore seasons was Brent Celek.[5]

In early January, after injuries had decimated the University of Cincinnati basketball team, he joined the team, playing in 18 games as a backup forward and averaging 9.9 minutes per game. That season, he tallied highs of 9 rebounds vs. the University of South Carolina and 6 points vs. the University of Pittsburgh.[6]

As a sophomore in 2006, Barwin played in all 13 games as a regular on special teams and as a backup tight end. He finished the season with 13 receptions for 148 yards and two touchowns. He also played in 22 games for the basketball team, after joining the team as a walk-on, with highs of 5 rebounds vs. DePaul University and 4 points each against Providence College and Villanova University.[7] As a junior in 2007, Barwin played special teams, as well as a backup tight end, playing in 12 games. He caught 31 passes for 399 yards, and two touchdowns.

In 2008 Barwin was moved to defensive end. He finished the season with 53 tackles, and a Big East and team-leading 12 sacks. He also had 20 quarterback pressures, eight pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, and three blocked kicks. His play helped him earn First-team All-Big East honors honorable mention All-America as well as the Claude Rost Award, which is given to the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Barwin finished his college career with 16 starts in 51 games (14 at defensive end, one at tight end, one at H-Back) recording 66 tackles, 12 sacks, three fumble recoveries, eight deflected passes, five blocked kicks, and 53 receptions for 692 yards and six touchdowns.

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4 in 256 lb 4.47 s 1.53 s 2.58 s 4.18 s 6.87 s 40½ in 10 ft 8 in 23 reps23
All values from NFL Combine, except bench press (from Cincinnati Bearcats Pro Day)

Barwin ran a 4.47-second 40-time at his Pro Day according to the University of Cincinnati's timer.[8][9][10][11]

Houston Texans

Barwin was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.[12] On October 18, 2009 Barwin recorded his first NFL sack against then Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.

Barwin's 2010 season was cut extremely short when he left the Texans' 2010 opener against the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury and was announced out for the season the next day.[13]

On November 27, 2011 Barwin established a career-best ten tackles and a new franchise record for sacks with four in the Texans' 20–13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field; Mario Williams had previously held the Texans' single-game sack mark with 3.5.[14] Barwin would finish the season with 47 tackles, 11.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, and a forced fumble.[15]

Philadelphia Eagles

On March 14, 2013, signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[16]


External links

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  • Cincinnati Bearcats basketball bio

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