|Position:||Running backs coach|
October 15, 1983 |
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Louisville (KY) Male|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Chris Barclay (born October 15, 1983) is a former American football running back who last played for the New York Sentinels. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Wake Forest. He is currently the running backs coach for Purdue.
Barclay capped a standout collegiate career at Wake Forest in 2005, when he was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference 2005 Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. He graduated as the school's career leader in seven major categories, including rushing yards (4,032), scoring (240 points), rushing touchdowns (40), total touchdowns (40), all-purpose yards (4,930), 200-yard rushing games (3) and 1,000 yard rushing seasons (3).
Barclay was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest. However, Barclay was waived by the team at the end of training camp. Barclay was then signed to the Browns' practice squad and subsequently to the team's active roster.
Following the 2006 season, Barclay was allocated to NFL Europa where he became the starting running back for the Berlin Thunder. He was the Week 4 Special Teams player of the week after returning 5 kicks for 180 yards, including a 99-yard touchdown.
In his first action with the Browns during the 2007 preseason, he returned a kick-off 88 yards for the game-winning touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He began the regular season on the team's practice squad, where he spent the first 11 weeks of the season.
New Orleans Saints
On December 24, 2007, Barclay was claimed by the New Orleans Saints off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. He suffered a sprain knee on July 29, 2008 in training camp and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. He was later released with an injury settlement.
New York Sentinels
After spending the 2011 season as a graduate assistant at Wake Forest, Barclay was hired as the running backs coach at William & Mary for the 2012 season. In March 2014, Barclay accepted a job at the same position at Marshall.
- "Cleveland Browns – Players – Chris Barclay". Archived from the original on 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- New Orleans Bio
- "United Football League's New York Sentinels Add 16 to Roster". UFL-football.com. 2009-09-09. Archived from the original on December 10, 2009.
- Teel, David (2012-04-11). "Former ACC player of year Chris Barclay seems like the right fit as William and Mary's running backs coach". Daily Press.
- Redd, Derek (2014-03-06). "Marshall football: William and Mary coach accepts RB job with Herd". Charleston Daily Mail.