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Barry Church

Date of birth : 1988-02-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-03

Barry Michael Church is an American football safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE

* Played and started in 48 career games at Toledo, finishing with 354 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 18 pass breakups, six forced fumbles and three blocked kicks.
* As a senior, was named first-team All-MAC for the fourth time, becoming the first Rocket and just the third MAC player ever to achieve that distinction.
* Named one of 12 semifinalists for Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) and was also on official watch lists for Bronco Nagurski Award (top defensive player).
* Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
* Finished his final collegiate season tied for 12th in the MAC and second on team with 98 tackles along with 8.5 tackles for loss, an interception, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and three blocked kicks while playing and starting in all 12 games.
* First-team All-MAC for the third straight year as a junior, finishing with 93 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one interception and a team-high six pass break ups and three forced fumbles while playing and starting in all 12 games.
* As a sophomore, was named first-team All-MAC for the second straight year, finishing third on team with 92 tackles.
* Also second on team with six tackles for loss and tied for team lead with three interceptions and had four pass breakups.
* First-team All-MAC as a freshman and was named second-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and by Scout.com.
* Led the Rockets with four interceptions including taking back two picks for touchdowns, tying a school record.
* Was also second on team with 71 tackles along with six tackles for losses, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

PERSONAL

* Named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's "Terrific 25" team and second-team all-state Class AAAA as a safety as a senior at Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.
* Also earned first-team Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League-East honors, and was selected to play in the Big 33 Game (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania).
* As a senior, had 80 tackles, nine sacks and four interceptions.
* Also played wide receiver, catching 30 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns as a senior.
* As a junior, had 50 tackles and three interceptions.
* A triple jumper on the track team and ran a 4.47 at the Metro Index camp.
* Full name is Barry Michael Church.
* Was a Communication major at Toledo.


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