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Mark Barron
LB/S #26
Height:
6-2
Weight:
213
Age:
26
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Mobile, AL
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 364 276 88 6.0 0 25 3 15 -- 12 0 4 2
2015 STL 16 12 116 79 37 1.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2014 STL 9 2 23 21 2 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 TB 7 7 49 35 14 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 TB 14 14 88 70 18 2.0 -- 6 2 3 1.5 3 0 0 1
2012 TB 16 16 88 71 17 0.0 -- 10 1 12 12 12 0 1 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade in exchange for undisclosed draft picks (10/29/14)...orginally select- ed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 draft (7th overall).

PRO: Fourth-year pro...appeared in nine games and started two for the Rams in 2014...started all 37 games he has played in with the Bucs, totaled 225 tackles, 19 passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two sacks during his career in Tampa Bay...started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).

2014 SEASON (ST. LOUIS): Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for undics- losed draft picks (10/29/14)...posted 23 tackles (16 solo), a single-season high 3.0 sacks, and one pass defensed in nine games as a Ram...at San Francisco (11/2): Made his Rams debut...saw action on special teams...notched one special teams tackle... at Arizona (11/9): Saw action on defense and on special teams...tallied six tackles (four solo) and recorded his first sack as a Ram...vs. Oakland (11/30): Recorded his first start as a Ram at cornerback....recorded four tackles (two solo)...posted one pass defensed...at Washington (12/7): Saw action on defense and on special teams...notched three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack... tallied one special teams tackle...at Seattle (12/28): Saw action on defense and on speical teams...notched 1.0 sack...

2014 SEASON (TAMPA BAY): Started seven-of-seven games with the Bucs...made 48 tackles (34 solo)...vs. Baltimore (10/12): Posted seven tackles...at New Orleans (10/5): Recorded nine tackles and tied a career-high with two passes defensed...at Pittsburgh (9/28): Notched seven tackles...at Atlanta (9/18): Tallied seven tackles and one fumble recovery...vs. St. Louis (9/14): Registered eight tackles and one pass defensed...vs. Carolina (9/7): Recorded seven tackles.

2013 SEASON: One of three defensive backs and 22 NFL players with 85-plus tackles, 2-plus interceptions and 2-plus sacks... ranked third on the Bucs with 88 tackles, including three for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery...his two sacks were the most by a Buccaneers safety since Dexter Jackson recorded 2.5 in 2001...vs. New Orleans (9/15): Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including one for loss, first career half-sack and a pass defensed...at New England (9/22): Led team with 11 tackles and added an interception and half-sack...at Seattle (11/3): Led team with 11 (10 solo) tackles and an interception.

COLLEGE: One of four Alabama players to be selected in the first round of the 2012 Draft, tying a school record set in 2011... second safety in Alabama football history to be selected in the first round, joining George Teague (29th overall in 1993)...two- time team captain that started 39-of-53 games played (2008-11), including every game he played in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...recorded 237 career tackles to go with 12 interceptions, 22 passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...his12 interceptions rank tied for the eighth-most in school history...two-time first-team All-American...three-time All-SEC Selection...as a senior, started all 13 games at safety, rank- ing second on the team with 68 tackles to go with two interceptions, one sack, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery...led defense that finished ranked first nationally in total defense (183.6 ypg), scoring defense (8.2 ppg), rushing defense (72.2 ypg), pass efficiency defense (83.7) and pass defense (111.5), just the second defense (1986 Oklahoma) to ever accomplish that feat... named Alabama Defensive Player of the Week seven times by coaches...unanimous first-team All-American (AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and Pro Football Weekly)...finalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back) and Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player)...started all 12 games he played at safety as a junior, leading the team with 75 tackles, including 54 solo...semifinalist for the Thorpe Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year)....First-team FWAA All-American...First-team All-SEC selection by league coaches and the Associated Press...six-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week by coaching staff...as a sophomore, started all 14 games of the season at safety, ranking eighth nationally and first in the SEC with seven interceptions and second on the team with 76 tackles...seven interceptions tied for fourth-most in single season in team history...led the SEC – along with team- mate Marquis Johnson – and ranked sixth nationally in passes defensed with 18...first-team All-SEC selection and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.

PERSONAL: Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal High School (Mobile, Alabama)...SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighth-best player in the state of Alabama, as he earned a five-star prospect ranking and was named first-team All-American by Scout.com during his senior campaign...during his senior season, he rushed for 1,094 yards on 122 carries with 15 touchdowns, and closed out his career when he was named the MVP of the 2007 Class 5A state championship game...had 785 yards rushing as a junior on 78 carries and added 368 receiving yards on 23 catches, scoring a total of 12 touchdowns...in addition to playing football, Barron also competed in track and field, where he won multiple Class 5A individual state titles in events ranging from shot put to long jump during the 2008 season...son of Mark Sellers and Michelle Barron...born Mark Barron on October 27, 1989, in Mobile, Alabama...attended the Buccaneers’ 2013 Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, greeting fans and signing autographs... participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season...in June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service...along with the 2012 rookie class, visited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to greet patients recovering from injury and illness...majored in consumer affairs.

TRANSACTIONS: Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade in exchange for undisclosed draft picks (10/29/14)...orginally select- ed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 draft (7th overall).

PRO: Fourth-year pro...appeared in nine games and started two for the Rams in 2014...started all 37 games he has played in with the Bucs, totaled 225 tackles, 19 passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two sacks during his career in Tampa Bay...started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).

2014 SEASON (ST. LOUIS): Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for undics- losed draft picks (10/29/14)...posted 23 tackles (16 solo), a single-season high 3.0 sacks, and one pass defensed in nine games as a Ram...at San Francisco (11/2): Made his Rams debut...saw action on special teams...notched one special teams tackle... at Arizona (11/9): Saw action on defense and on special teams...tallied six tackles (four solo) and recorded his first sack as a Ram...vs. Oakland (11/30): Recorded his first start as a Ram at cornerback....recorded four tackles (two solo)...posted one pass defensed...at Washington (12/7): Saw action on defense and on special teams...notched three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack... tallied one special teams tackle...at Seattle (12/28): Saw action on defense and on speical teams...notched 1.0 sack...

2014 SEASON (TAMPA BAY): Started seven-of-seven games with the Bucs...made 48 tackles (34 solo)...vs. Baltimore (10/12): Posted seven tackles...at New Orleans (10/5): Recorded nine tackles and tied a career-high with two passes defensed...at Pittsburgh (9/28): Notched seven tackles...at Atlanta (9/18): Tallied seven tackles and one fumble recovery...vs. St. Louis (9/14): Registered eight tackles and one pass defensed...vs. Carolina (9/7): Recorded seven tackles.

2013 SEASON: One of three defensive backs and 22 NFL players with 85-plus tackles, 2-plus interceptions and 2-plus sacks... ranked third on the Bucs with 88 tackles, including three for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery...his two sacks were the most by a Buccaneers safety since Dexter Jackson recorded 2.5 in 2001...vs. New Orleans (9/15): Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including one for loss, first career half-sack and a pass defensed...at New England (9/22): Led team with 11 tackles and added an interception and half-sack...at Seattle (11/3): Led team with 11 (10 solo) tackles and an interception.

COLLEGE: One of four Alabama players to be selected in the first round of the 2012 Draft, tying a school record set in 2011... second safety in Alabama football history to be selected in the first round, joining George Teague (29th overall in 1993)...two- time team captain that started 39-of-53 games played (2008-11), including every game he played in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...recorded 237 career tackles to go with 12 interceptions, 22 passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...his12 interceptions rank tied for the eighth-most in school history...two-time first-team All-American...three-time All-SEC Selection...as a senior, started all 13 games at safety, rank- ing second on the team with 68 tackles to go with two interceptions, one sack, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery...led defense that finished ranked first nationally in total defense (183.6 ypg), scoring defense (8.2 ppg), rushing defense (72.2 ypg), pass efficiency defense (83.7) and pass defense (111.5), just the second defense (1986 Oklahoma) to ever accomplish that feat... named Alabama Defensive Player of the Week seven times by coaches...unanimous first-team All-American (AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and Pro Football Weekly)...finalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back) and Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player)...started all 12 games he played at safety as a junior, leading the team with 75 tackles, including 54 solo...semifinalist for the Thorpe Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year)....First-team FWAA All-American...First-team All-SEC selection by league coaches and the Associated Press...six-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week by coaching staff...as a sophomore, started all 14 games of the season at safety, ranking eighth nationally and first in the SEC with seven interceptions and second on the team with 76 tackles...seven interceptions tied for fourth-most in single season in team history...led the SEC – along with team- mate Marquis Johnson – and ranked sixth nationally in passes defensed with 18...first-team All-SEC selection and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.

PERSONAL: Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal High School (Mobile, Alabama)...SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighth-best player in the state of Alabama, as he earned a five-star prospect ranking and was named first-team All-American by Scout.com during his senior campaign...during his senior season, he rushed for 1,094 yards on 122 carries with 15 touchdowns, and closed out his career when he was named the MVP of the 2007 Class 5A state championship game...had 785 yards rushing as a junior on 78 carries and added 368 receiving yards on 23 catches, scoring a total of 12 touchdowns...in addition to playing football, Barron also competed in track and field, where he won multiple Class 5A individual state titles in events ranging from shot put to long jump during the 2008 season...son of Mark Sellers and Michelle Barron...born Mark Barron on October 27, 1989, in Mobile, Alabama...attended the Buccaneers’ 2013 Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, greeting fans and signing autographs... participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season...in June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service...along with the 2012 rookie class, visited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to greet patients recovering from injury and illness...majored in consumer affairs.

 

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