- Anthony Barnes
Anthony  Barnes


Hazlehurst, Miss.

High School:
Hazlehurst H.S.

Last College:
Copiah-Lincoln, Miss. JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255

Defensive Line



Will be entering second season at UAB after making early impact with the Blazers ... returning starter at defensive end.

2008: Started final eight games of season and played in all 12 ... was team's 10th-leading tackler with 27 stops during the season, including 20 solo hits ... ranked third on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss for 23 ... also recorded one sack (vs. Houston) ... registered a pair of quarterback hurries and pass breakups ... also recorded a safety on first play of scrimmage against Marshall as he tackled RB Darius Passmore for a six-yard loss ... had a season-high four tackles against Houston and Southern Miss.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Has two years of eligibility remaining with the Blazers ... team won the Sea Island Company Golden Isles Bowl in 2007 ... was a Mississippi Association of Junior Colleges and Community College's all-state second team selection ... finished 2007 with 43 tackles, 21 assists, six tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... led his team to state runner-up finish in 2007 ... sat out 2006 season ... had 15 tackles, six assists, two tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery as a freshman in 2005 ...

PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1987 at Hazlehurst, Miss. ... son of Darleen Jefferson and Ernest Barnes ... major is economics.