Shifted to linebacker in the spring of 2012 after working as a running back, pistol f-back in his first two seasons ... Became one of the top performning linebackers in the nation during the 2012 season ... A fine all-around athlete with 25 career starts, 14 on defense.
Barr was the first ever Bruin awarded the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Barr in 2013. He led UCLA with 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and totaled 62 tackles.
Started at outside linebacker in all 14 games ... Named to the Associated Press second-team All-America team ... First-team All-Pac-12 selection by the coaches ... Collegefootballnews.com's P12 Defensive Player of the Year ... Led the team in sacks (13.5) and tackles for loss (21.5) ... Second on the team in tackles (83) ... Ranked eighth in the nation in sacks/g average (0.96) and T-12th in the nation in tackles for loss/g average (1.54) ... His sack total was second in the nation behind Jarvis Jones of Georgia, who had 14.5 ... His tackles for loss total was tied for fourth in the nation ... His averages were ranked third in the Pac-12 in each category ... Had three tackles for loss in games against Oregon State and at Washington State ... Had six games with at least seven tackles, with high of nine stops vs. Stanford and vs. Baylor ... Had at least 0.5 TFL in each game played ... His total of 13.5 sacks ranks second on UCLA's all-time single-season list ... His total of 21.5 tackles for loss ranks fourth on that school single-season list ... Honorable mention all-conference academic team selection.
Appeared in 12 games, with seven starts at f-back ... Also saw action on special teams ... Caught one pass at Houston for 11 yards and a touchdown ... Ran twice against San Jose State for 12 yards ... One rush against Texas (2) ... One rushing attempt for a one-yard score at Oregon State ... Did not see action at Stanford or against Washington State and at Arizona ... Caught one pass against Arizona State (3) ... Two rushing attempts at Utah for seven yards ... Had one rush for one yard at USC ... One rush for two yards in Pac-12 Championship Game at Oregon ... Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second-team.
Saw action in all 12 games with four starts ... Came off the bench at Kansas State to make one reception (5 yds) and rush once (1) ... Made two receptions (12) against Stanford ... Played versus Houston ... Made one reception (5) and some key blocks at Texas ... Carried once (6) versus Washington State ... At Cal, he had one run (3) but strained his left calf in the first quarter and did not return ... Made his first career start at Oregon and had one catch (17) ... Started versus Arizona and made one reception (6) ... Came off the bench versus Oregon State and ran twice for a total of 10 yards, including one for 12 yards ... Started at Washington and made one reception (6) ... Started and made two catches for 15 yards at Arizona State ... Saw action against USC ... Offensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year. HIGH SCHOOL Played three seasons at Los Angeles Loyola HS for coaches Jeff Kearin and Adam Guerra ... Missed virtually all of his senior season with a broken ankle ...Tom Lemming All-American (No. 14 player nationally) ... Rated No. 1 athlete by Tom Lemming/Max Preps ... Member of Dream Team (No. 33 national prospect) ... Rated No. 50 national prospect and No. 5 athlete by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 100 national prospect and No. 10 outside linebacker by scout.com ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 10 athlete) ... Rated No.8 player in California by rivals.com and No. 14 by scout.com ... Rated No. 18 player in West by scout.com ... Rated No. 22 player in CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep ... Member of The Sporting News Top 100 (No. 72) and ESPN 150 (No. 102) ... Rated No. 11 athlete by ESPN.com ... Earned four stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... Member of Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention ... Selected for the U.S. Army All-America Game as a senior, but was unable to participate ... As a junior, he earned first-team All-State Underclass honors after rushing for 1,890 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Also lettered four seasons in track for coach Michael Porterfield.
Full Name: Anthony Barr ... Born: March 18, 1992 in South Bend, IN ... Parents: Tony Brooks and Lori Barr ... Has one younger brother, Nicholas ... Dad played fullback at Notre Dame and was a fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 NFL draft ... Three uncles also played in the NFL ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as being named to the Army All-American HS game ... Lists the NFL's Ricky Williams and the NBA's Kobe Bryant as the athletes he admires the most ... Hobbies include going to the beach and playing basketball .... Undeclared major.
- 2014 NFL Draft Linebackers: Anthony Barr, UCLA, 6-5, 255, 4.66, 1...Former prep running back, whose father Tony Banks was an NFL runner, wanted to play offense and originally lined up as H-back. When coach Jim Mora asked him to try defense in 2012, Barr's world changed. Quiet team leader commands respect with speed and agility that allow him to cover a lot of area. In 2012, his historic, blind-side sack ruined the career of USC QB Matt Barkley. But Barr was unblocked on that one, which won't happen often in NFL. After a surprisingly slow 40 at the combine (4.56-4.66) he stopped watches in 4.41 seconds at his pro day, but his speed was never in doubt.
Frankly: A popular prospect, but all great athletes aren't great prospects for the NFL, where toughness and tenacity are a must. His fluid athleticism and speed are seductive, but Barr lacks innate read-and-react skills, rarely shows effort to disengage blockers and is missing the ferocity of a top level defender. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
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