- This article is about the American football and baseball player known as Red Barron. For the World War I fighter ace, see Red Baron.
Barron running behind Judy Harlan.
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|Date of birth||June 21, 1900|
|Place of birth||Clarkesville, Georgia|
|Date of death||October 4, 1982(aged 82)|
|Place of death||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Career highlights and awards|
June 21, 1900|
|Died: October 4, 1982
|June 10, 1929 for the Boston Braves|
Last MLB appearance
|July 7, 1929 for the Boston Braves|
|Runs batted in||1|
David Irenus "Red" Barron (June 21, 1900 – October 4, 1982) was a three-sport letterwinner at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In football, he was named All American twice, All-Southern four times, and was an inductee to Tech's Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. He was also twice an All-Southern baseball player. He played baseball professionally with the Boston Braves in 1929. He later became a high school football coach for Dacula High School. He also coached high school ball at Monroe, Rabun County, and Clayton high schools. Barron played with a group of all-star collegians representing Coral Gables against Red Grange's traveling Chicago Bears. NFL league president Joseph Carr chose Barron for his All-star team of 1925.
Former Tech fullback Sam Murray, who played as a substitute for Doug Wycoff, was asked about a certain strong runner in the 1930s, "He's good. But if I were playing again, I would have one wish – never to see bearing down upon me a more fearsome picture of power than Judy Harlan blocking for Red Barron."
During the Cocking affair, Eugene Talmadge attempted to place Barron in a new position as vice president of his alma mater, Georgia Tech; the move was widely criticized by Georgia Tech alumni, and Barron subsequently declined to accept the position.
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