Harlon Barnett

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Harlon Barnett
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team Florida State
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1967-01-02) January 2, 1967 (age 51)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Playing career
1986–1989 Michigan State
1990–1992 Cleveland Browns
1993–1994 New England Patriots
1995–1996 Minnesota Vikings
Position(s) Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–1999 Princeton (OH) HS (DB)
2000–2002 Princeton (OH) HS (DC)
2003 LSU (GA)
2004–2006 Cincinnati (DB)
2007–2014 Michigan State (DB)
2015–2017 Michigan State (AHC/co-DC/DB)
2018–present Florida State (DC/DB)

Harlon T. Barnett (born January 2, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Florida State University under head coach Willie Taggart.[1] Barnett played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) as a safety for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings. In his career, Barnett had four interceptions, all with New England. His lone kickoff return came with Cleveland in 1990 and went for 15 yards.


  1. ^ Mike Griffith (December 21, 2013). "'Spartan Dawg' DB coach Harlon Barnett discusses Michigan State 'No Fly Zone' mindset". www.mlive.com. MLive Media Group. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 

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