Player Profiles

Jared                              Barber
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Mocksville, N.C.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 232
Sport: Football
Position: LB


• Has played in 32 career games and started 13
• Recipient of the Curtis Jones Jr., Achievement Award for demonstrating excellence in all areas of his college career
2014 (r-Jr.)
• Redshirted
2013 (Jr.)
• Played in 10 games at Will linebacker, including seven starts
• Third on the team with 71 tackles
• No. 11 in the Big 12 in tackles per game
• Fourth on the team with five tackles for loss
• Sustained season-ending knee injury vs. Texas
• Led WVU with a career-high eight solo tackles, six assisted tackles and 14 total tackles vs. Texas
• Tied a career high in assisted tackles (5) and had first fumble recovery of the season at TCU
• Led WVU with a team-high nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss, vs. Texas Tech
• Led the team in unassisted tackles (8) and total tackles (11) at Baylor
• Led WVU with nine tackles vs. Oklahoma State
• Second on the team with seven tackles vs. Maryland
• Second on the team with five tackles vs. Georgia State
2012 (So.)
• Played in 12 games in 2012 at Will linebacker, including four starts
• Finished with 34 tackles for the season, including 18 solo tackles, one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery
• Finished with five tackles against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl
• Made four total tackles, including one solo against Kansas
• Against Oklahoma, tied or set season bests in solo stops (3), assisted tackles (4), total tackles (7) and pass breakups (1)
• Had first career fumble recovery and four total tackles against TCU
• Against Kansas State, recorded first career sack, two tackles for loss and two solo tackles
2011 (Fr.)
• Saw action at middle linebacker as a true freshman
• Played in 12 games and started two
• Finished with 23 total tackles, including two for loss and had three pass breakups
• WVU Special Teams Champion: Maryland
• Season-high six tackles against Clemson in the Orange Bowl, including one for loss and two pass breakups
High School
• Coached by Doug Illing at Davie High
• Four-year starter who helped lead Davie to a record of 27-24, including a 9-7 mark in 2010 and an appearance in the North Carolina 4A
   state championship game
• Finished career with 529 total tackles, 78 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and one interception
• Birthday is October 20
• Son of Lee and Dreama Barber
• Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
• One of four children
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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