Alfred Barlow (American football)

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Harry Barlow
Died: .
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Michigan
Career history
As player
1905 Michigan

Alfred Barlow was an American football quarterback . Barlow listed his home town as Corry, Pennsylvania and played one season of college football at the University of Michigan. He was a quarterback for the 1905 Michigan Wolverines football team, starting five games at the position.[1]

On November 8, 1905, Barlow was Michigan's starting quarterback in a 40 to 0 victory over Ohio State. The game featured a 105-yard run by Barlow, described as "the longest ever seen on Ferry Field." Barlow returned a missed dropkick from five yards deep in Michigan's endzone. Almost tackled at the 40-yard line, Barlow was aided by his teammates' blocking and returned the ball all the way for a touchdown.[2] The Detroit Free Press reported the length of Barlow's (described by the Free Press as "little Al Barlow") run as 110 yards and noted that "2,000 Michigan rooters rose and cheered wildly as Barlow planted ball behind the enemy's goal, after his record run."[3]


  1. ^ "1905 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Michigan 40 - Ohio State 0". The Michigan Alumnus. December 1905. p. 129. 
  3. ^ "With Wisconsin and Chicago Scouts Watching the Play, Michigan, By Straight Foot Ball, Beat Ohio, 40 to 0: Barlow Starred the Contest with a Great Run for Entire Length of Field". Detroit Free Press. November 12, 1905. p. 13.