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Anthony Barr
LB #55
Height:
6-5
Weight:
255
Age:
25
College:
UCLA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
70
SCK
2.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 208 146 62 9.5 0 14 1 32 -- 32 0 6 4
2016 MIN 16 16 70 37 33 2.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2015 MIN 14 14 68 54 14 3.5 -- 7 1 32 32 32 0 3 --
2014 MIN 12 12 70 55 15 4.0 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 3

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BIOGRAPHY

• Started all 42 games in which he has appeared and helped lead the NFL’s 3rd-ranked defense (314.9 ypg) in 2016.

• The 2nd-highest LB drafted by Vikings, behind Hall of Famer Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985, who later moved to DE. Also the 1st draft pick of the Mike Zimmer regime.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in business...Launched the Anthony Barr Foundation to benefit single mothers by awarding college scholarships and providing financial support to gain their degrees in California and Minnesota...College roommate of Vikings LB Eric Kendricks...Father, Tony Brooks, was a 4th-round draft pick (RB) by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992 out of Notre Dame...Has 3 uncles who also played in the NFL.

HONORS Selected to the Pro Bowl after the 2015 and 2016 seasons...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay (10/26/14).

• Started all 42 games in which he has appeared and helped lead the NFL’s 3rd-ranked defense (314.9 ypg) in 2016.

• The 2nd-highest LB drafted by Vikings, behind Hall of Famer Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985, who later moved to DE. Also the 1st draft pick of the Mike Zimmer regime.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in business...Launched the Anthony Barr Foundation to benefit single mothers by awarding college scholarships and providing financial support to gain their degrees in California and Minnesota...College roommate of Vikings LB Eric Kendricks...Father, Tony Brooks, was a 4th-round draft pick (RB) by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992 out of Notre Dame...Has 3 uncles who also played in the NFL.

HONORS Selected to the Pro Bowl after the 2015 and 2016 seasons...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay (10/26/14).

PRO Has started all 42 games in which he has appeared...Key cog to a defense that ranked 3rd in yards per game (314.9) in 2016 and 5th in points allowed (18.9) in 2015...2-time Pro Bowler earning the honor following the 2015 and 2016 seasons...Snared 1st career INT off future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning at Denver (10/4/15)...Ranks 6th in Vikings history for tackles by a rookie with 99 stops...Started 12 games before going on injured reserve (12/27/15), the 3rd-most starts by a rookie LB in team history...Notched the 1st game-winning FR-TD in OT in club history at Tampa Bay (10/26/14), forcing, recovering and returning the fumble 27 yards for the score on the 1st play from scrimmage of the OT period...Selected with the #9 overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft after Minnesota traded from #8 to #9 with Cleveland...The 2nd-highest drafted LB in Vikings history, behind only Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985.

2016 Earned his 2nd Pro Bowl berth and totaled 91 tackles (61 solo), 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 20 QBHs, 5 PD, 1 FF and 1 FR, starting 16 games for the 1st time in his career, for the NFL’s 3rd-ranked defense (314.9)...Tallied 9 tackles (5 solo) vs. Chicago (1/1/17)...Recorded 6 tackles (5 solo) and 3 QBHs at Green Bay (12/24)...Posted 5 tackles vs. Indianapolis (12/18)...Totaled 6 tackles (4 solo), 1 QBH and 2 PD at Jacksonville (12/11)...Forced a fumble, adding 4 tackles (1 solo), vs. Dallas (12/5)...Notched 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL, 1 sack and 3 QBHs at Detroit (11/24)...Led Minnesota’s LBs with 7 tackles (4 solo) vs. Arizona (11/20)...Tied a team high with 7 tackles (6 solo), 1 TFL and 1 PD at Washington, (11/13)...Registered a team-high 10 tackles (7 solo), 1 TFL and 1 QBH vs. Detroit (11/6)...Tallied 4 tackles (3 solo) at Chicago (10/31)...Registered 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 QBH and 1 FR – part of 4 Eagles turnovers – at Philadelphia (10/23)...Notched 3 tackles (2 solo) and 4 QBHs vs. Houston (10/9)...Posted 3 tackles (all solo) and 1 PD vs. NY Giants (10/3)...Totaled a season-best 11 tackles (9 solo), 1 TFL, 1 sack and 2 QBHs at Carolina (9/25)...Tallied 3 tackles (2 solo) and 1 QBH vs. Green Bay (9/18)...Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo), 3 QBHs and 1 PD at Tennessee (9/11).

 

2015 Started 14 games and helped the Vikings defense rank 5th in scoring (18.9)...Named to Pro Bowl...Started the Wild Card playoff game vs. Seattle (1/10/16), recording 4 tackles and a QB hurry...Totaled 80 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 6 TFLs, 12 QB hurries, 3 FFs, 1 INT and 7 PD...Set a new career best with 12 tackles in Week 1 at San Francisco (9/14)...Registered 1st sack of the season on Philip Rivers in Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/27)...Snagged 1st career INT at Denver (10/4) when grabbing a Peyton Manning pass and returning it 32 yards...Had a half-sack at Detroit (10/25)...Sacked Matt Ryan for the 2nd time in his career and totaled 9 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1.0 sack, 2 FFs and 1 PD at Atlanta (11/29)...Chased down Falcons RB Tevin Coleman and recorded his 1st of a career-high 2 FFs early in the contest on a momentum-shifting play...In the NFC North-clinching win at Green Bay (1/3/16), had 5 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1.0 sack and had a  PD on Aaron Rodgers last-second hail mary attempt.

2014 Named to analyst Gil Brandt’s NFL.com All-Rookie team...Started season opener at St. Louis (9/7), the lone rookie starter for the Vikings...Placed on injured reserve on 12/27...Ended season ranked 4th on team with 99 tackles, 2nd among Vikings LBs behind Chad Greenway...Started all 12 games he played, the 3rd-most starts in team history by a rookie LB...Scored game-winning TD at Tampa Bay (10/26) with a 27-yard FR TD on the 1st play from scrimmage of OT, marking the 1st time in team history an OT game was won on a defensive TD and only the 4th time in NFL history an OT game was won on a FR...Totaled  9 tackles, 1.0 sack, 3 QB hurries, 1 FF, 1 FR and 1 PD and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay...Notched 11 tackles vs. New England (9/14)....Notched 1st career sack at New Orleans (9/21) and had 10 tackles...Sacked Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Atlanta (9/28) late in 4th quarter and recorded 10 tackles that game...Had a pair of FRs at Buffalo (10/19), nearly tying the Vikings record of 3 FRs in a game...Notched sack vs. Washington (11/2)....Inactive for game vs. NY Jets (12/7) and at Detroit (12/14) with knee injury.

COLLEGE Started 37 of his 51 career games for Bruins, 10 as a FB early in his career and 27 at LB...Earned All-America honors as a junior and senior...Capped collegiate career with consensus All-America honors as a senior in 2013 and unanimous All-Pac 12 honors...Earned All-America from Walter Camp, AFCA, USA Today, among others...UCLA defensive MVP and team captain...Was a finalist for Butkus, Lombardi and Bednarik Awards as a senior...Ranked 2nd in country with 4 FRs and 5th in country with 5 FFs...Notched 3 FFs against Nebraska in 2013...Was 2nd-Team All-American by Associated Press as a junior in 2012...Named 1st-Team All-Pac 12 as a junior...Ranked 8th in country with 13.5 sacks...Ranked 2nd on team with 83 tackles...Had 8 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Stanford in Pac-12 Championship Game...Had 9 tackles in Holiday Bowl against Baylor...Began his UCLA career as a FB...Started 7 games as a sophomore blocking back and scored his 1st TDs...Started 4 of his 12 games as a freshman, earning the team Rookie of the Year award.

PREP Was ranked the best athlete in the country as a senior at Loyola High (Los Angeles) by Tom Lemming and Max Preps...Selected to US Army All-America game but could not participate...Rivals had him ranked 5th-best athlete and Scout.com ranked him 10th among LBs...Missed majority of senior season with ankle injury...Earned All-State RB honors with 1,890 yards and 20 TDs as a junior...Standout in track.