Napoleon Barrel

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Napoleon Barrel
No. 20
Center / Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: December 25, 1885
Place of birth: Richwood, Minnesota, United States
Date of death: December 1, 1964(1964-12-01) (aged 78)[1]
Place of death: Gaylord, Michigan, United States
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Carlisle
Debuted in 1923 for the Oorang Indians
Last played in 1923 for the Oorang Indians
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Napoleon Paul Barrel (born December 25, 1885) was a professional football player. He played seven games in the National Football League during the 1923 season, at age 37, with the Oorang Indians. The Indians were a team based in LaRue, Ohio, composed only of Native Americans, and coached by Jim Thorpe. Barrel was a member of the Chippewas[2]


  • Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558. 
  • Uniform Numbers of the NFL