- 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|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
David Irenus "Red" Barron (June 21, 1900 – October 4, 1982) was an American football and baseball player. Barron was a three-sport letterwinner at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In football, he was named second or third team All American twice, first-team 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 at Tech.
Barron was a prominent halfback for John Heisman and Bill Alexander's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football teams of the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1919 to 1922. Former Tech fullback Sam Murray, who played as a substitute for later Tech back 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; the move was widely criticized by Georgia Tech alumni, and Barron subsequently declined to accept the position.
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.
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|
High school football
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