|Date of birth:||August 10, 1935|
|Place of birth:||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Date of death:||May 28, 2009(aged 73)|
|NFL Draft:||1957 / Round: 3 / Pick 36|
Career highlights and awards
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The Lions selected Barr in the third round of the 1957 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played in the NFL Championship Game. In Detroit's 59–14 win over Cleveland, Barr intercepted a pass and returned it 19 yards for a score. Currently, he ranks eleventh on the Lions all-time receiving list with 227 receptions, 3,810 yards and 35 touchdowns catches. He was selected to two Pro Bowls in his NFL career.
Barr attended Central High School and played in the Grand Rapids City League. He is a member of the Grand Rapids, and Michigan Sports Halls of Fame. Barr died on 28 May 2009 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
In 1982, Barr was reported to be a potential buyer of the Detroit Red Wings franchise of the National Hockey League alongside former teammates Joe Schmidt and Nick Pietrosante. The team was eventually sold that year to Mike Ilitch.
- "Obituary". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
- Cotsonika, Nicholas J. "U-M, Lions great Terry Barr dies at 73," Detroit Free Press, Thursday, May 28, 2009.
- Madej, Bruce. "From Madej's Mind: Terry Barr, Always a Victor," University of Michigan Athletic Department, Thursday, May 28, 2009.
- Terry Barr at Find a Grave
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