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Kevin Barnes

Date of birth : 1986-09-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fayetteville, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-20

As a rookie in 2009, Barnes played in four games and recorded two tackles serving in a reserve role. He joined the Redskins after five years at the University of Maryland. In college, he developed the reputation as one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s hardest hitters. He started 20 contests in 2007-08 and recorded 85 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, six interceptions, two forced fumbles and 14 passes defended.

Kevin Barnes is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland, and was regarded as one of the top cornerback prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft. He was selected in the third round by the Washington Redskins.

Highlights
PRO:
* Played in four regular season games in his rookie season in 2009.
* Made his NFL debut at Philadelphia (11/29) recording two tackles (one solo)

2009 (Redskins)
* Played in four regular season games: at Philadelphia (11/29), vs. New Orleans (12/6), at Oakland (12/13) and at San Diego (1/4)
* Was declared inactive for the remaining 12 games.
* Made his NFL debut at Philadelphia (11/29), recording the first two tackles of his career.
* Finished the season with three tackles.

College
* Was a two-year starter during his five seasons at Maryland
* Regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the ACC his final two years
* Played in 43 career games, including 21 starts
* Saw action on special teams throughout his career
* Was durable throughout his career until a shoulder injury midway through his senior season
* Started seven games and finished with 20 tackles, five deflected passes, two interceptions, a blocked punt and two forced fumbles as a senior
* Was a member of the 2008 Terrapin Council, the team’s leadership committee
* Earned All-ACC second team status as a junior after he started 13 games and collected a career-high 65 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, nine deflected passes, four interceptions
* His four interceptions were the most by a Terrapins defender since Domonique Foxworth in 2002
* Recorded 10 tackles on special teams
* Played in 13 games as a reserve cornerback as a sophomore and had 11 tackles (nine solo)
* Served on special teams as a freshman, coming up with four solo tackles
* Redshirted in 2004

Personal
* Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Old Mill High School
* Earned senior honors that included Big School all-state by the Associated Press, All-Met by the Baltimore Sun and honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post
* Saw action at cornerback and wide receiver
* Posted 62 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions, three PBUs and a fumble recovery as a senior
* Had 17 receptions for 435 yards and three TDs in 2003 as well as one rushing touchdown
* Had nine interceptions and 129 tackles in his two years as a starter
* Posted 10 receptions for 222 yards and four TDs as a junior
* Competed in track and basketball
* Won state 4A high jump with a leap of 6-06 in his first year competing (junior)
* Was a sociology major who graduated in Dec. 2008


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