Al Barry

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Al Barry
No. 63, 66, 68, 69
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1930-12-24) December 24, 1930 (age 86)
Beverly Hills, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Beverly Hills (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 30 / Pick: 355
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 53
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Allan Barry (born December 24, 1930) is a former American football offensive guard in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. He also played in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years[edit]

Barry attended Beverly Hills High School, before accepting a scholarship from the University of Southern California.

He was a two-way player, on offense, he was a tackle until his senior season when he was moved to guard. He contributed to the team winning the 1953 Rose Bowl. He also practiced the shot put.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Barry was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 30th round (355th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft with a future draft pick, which allowed the team to draft him before his college eligibility was over. He began his rookie season one year later and was named the starter at left guard.[1]

He spent the next two years out of football while serving his military service with the U.S. Air Force.[2] He returned in 1957 and regained his starting position.

On September 15, 1958, he was traded along with offensive guard Joe Skibinski to the New York Giants in exchange for a seventh round draft choice (#83-Gary Raid).[3]

New York Giants[edit]

Barry was a two-year starter at left guard with the New York Giants, contributing to the team reaching the 1958 and the 1959 NFL Championship Game.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft. He didn't want to move to Dallas, so he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for linebacker Hugh Pitts.[4]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Although he started most of the preseason at left guard, the Los Angeles Rams decided to move forward with younger players and he was released on September 19, 1960.

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

In 1960, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League. He was a part of the franchise's inaugural year and was named the starting offensive guard, while helping the team reach the 1960 American Football League Championship Game. He retired at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Packers Sign Pair of Guards". Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Three Get Notices". Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Packers Cut Switzer, Trade Barry, Skibinski to Giants". Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rams Trade Pitts To Dallas Cowboys". Retrieved December 29, 2015.