Barney Poole

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Barney Poole
Barney Poole - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Poole on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth (1923-10-29)October 29, 1923
Place of birth Gloster, Mississippi, United States
Date of death April 12, 2005(2005-04-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Gloster, Mississippi, United States
Career information
Position(s) End
College Mississippi
North Carolina
NFL draft 1945 / Round: 6 / Pick: 53
Career history
As player
1949 New York Yankees (AAFC)
1950–1951 New York Yanks
1952 Dallas Texans
1953 Baltimore Colts
1954 New York Giants
Career stats

George Barney Poole (October 29, 1923 – April 12, 2005) was an American football end in the National Football League for the New York Yanks, the Dallas Texans, the Baltimore Colts, and the New York Giants. Poole also played football in the All-America Football Conference for the New York Yankees. Poole played college football at the University of Mississippi, where he was an All-American as an offensive and defensive end. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974.

Barney Poole was preceded in the NFL by two brothers, Jim "Buster" Poole and Ray Poole, both of whom had long professional football careers. Barney Poole was one of the few players who played college football for more than four years, because his two years with the national championship Army team were not counted against his collegiate eligibility.

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