Khalif Barnes

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Khalif Barnes
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No. 69     Oakland Raiders
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-04-21) April 21, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 2005 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2003)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2004)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 123
Games started 103
Stats at NFL.com

Khalif Ehmad Barnes (born April 21, 1982 in San Diego, California) is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington.

Early years[edit]

Barnes attended Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley, California, where he starred in both football and basketball. In football, he recorded nine sacks and 120 tackles as a senior, was a two-time All-League selection, a two-time All-CIF selection, a member of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s All-Academic first team, was voted the conference defensive MVP, and received two votes to the Long Beach Press Telegram’s "Best of the West" team. In basketball, he won All-Conference honors. Also an excellent student, he was a four-time Golden Pyramid Scholar.

College career[edit]

Barnes played at the University of Washington where he was all-Pac-10. He allowed only two sacks in his final two seasons at Washington.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5¾ in 305 lb 4.92 s 1.77 s 2.92 s 4.56 s 7.58 s 35 in 8 ft 10 in 26 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Jacksonville Jaguars (2005-2008)[edit]

Barnes was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started in 12 games in his rookie season, and became one of only 6 offensive linemen to start 12 or more games in his rookie season in Jaguars history. In four years with the team he started 57 of 60 games.

While in Jacksonville, Barnes earned the nickname of "Khawiff" due to his frequent missed blocks in the passing game, leading to sacks. Barnes played left tackle exclusively during his time in Jacksonville, where he typically had to face the opposing teams' best pass rushers. His run-blocking, however, was typically very good.

Oakland Raiders (2009-present)[edit]

Barnes signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 14, 2009.[1] He was active from week 3 to 8 of the 2009 NFL season, logging two starts at right tackle. The Raiders re-signed Barnes on March 5, 2010, and he made their 53-man roster as a guard. During the 2010 NFL season, he started 3 of 16 games. On November 7, 2010, in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Barnes caught his first NFL touchdown pass from Jason Campbell after reporting as an eligible receiver for a play. During the 2011 NFL season, he was the opening day right offensive tackle, replacing Langston Walker, next to guard Cooper Carlisle, helping the Raiders gain 190 rushing yards in a victory over the Denver Broncos.

Barnes was resigned to a new contract on February 28, 2014, allowing him to stay with the Raiders.[2]

Personal[edit]

Family Life[edit]

On July 7, 2012, Khalif married Talia Wright of Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have a son and a daughter.

Legal troubles[edit]

On November 9, 2006 Barnes was arrested for speeding (101 mph) down J. Turner Butler Boulevard, and driving under the influence of alcohol. The license plate on the Barnes' 2007 silver Mercedes had also expired. He spent several hours in the Duval County jail before being released on $500 bond. Barnes was benched for the next game against the Houston Texans. On July 11 Barnes was sentenced to six months probation, pay $650 in fines and court costs, perform 50 hours of community service, attend a drunken driving class and have his driver's license suspended for six months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raiders Sign Barnes ESPN, March 15, 2009
  2. ^ "Raiders Re-Sign Khalif Barnes". Raiders.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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