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Mark Barron
LB #26
Height:
6-2
Weight:
225
Age:
28
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Mobile, AL
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
63
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 545 423 122 8.0 0 37 8 52 -- 15 0 4 3
2017 LA 9 9 63 56 7 1.0 -- 4 3 29 9.7 15 0 0 --
2016 LA 16 16 118 91 27 1.0 -- 8 2 8 4 7 0 0 1
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 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 IND W 46-9 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 WAS L 20-27 10 10 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @SF W 41-39 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DAL W 35-30 8 8 0 0.0 -- 1 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
5 SEA L 10-16 15 12 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @JAX W 27-17 8 6 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 ARI W 33-0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 1 10 10 10 0 0 --
9 @NYG W 51-17 8 7 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 HOU W 33-7 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 1 15 15 15 0 0 --

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Biography

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

PRO: Fifth-year pro...joined the Rams in 2014 and has played in 41 games with 30 starts...posted 530 career tackles (417 solo), including seven sacks...recorded five career interceptions, 33 pass breakups, and forced five fumbles...finished second on the team in tackles (147) in 2016 after leading the Rams in 2015 (135)....started all 37 games he 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).

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games, finished second on the team with a career-high 147 tackles...vs. Seattle (9/18): Led the team with 13 tackles (10 solo)...at Tampa Bay (9/25): Tallied nine tackles (eight solo)...picked off a QB Jameis Winston pass and returned it seven yards...at Arizona (10/2): Recorded eight tackles (seven solo)...intercepted QB Drew Stanton to help seal the victory for his second interception in as many weeks, the first time in his career with picks in back-to-back games...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Tied for the team lead with 10 tackles (five solo)...notched two passes defensed...vs. Carolina (11/6): Led the team with 11 tackles (11 solo)...sacked Panthers QB Cam Newton for a loss of eight yards...also added one special teams tackle... at New Orleans (11/27): Led the Rams with a season-high 18 tackles (16 solo)...added one quarterback hurry...recovered a QB Drew Brees fumble in the second quarter.

2015 SEASON: In his first full season with the Rams, he played in 16 games and started 12...finished the season as the team’s leading tackler with 135 (107 solo)...also had 1.0 sack, five passes defensed and four forced fumbles...marked the first season that he registered triple digit tackles in his NFL career...at Seattle (12/27): Started at safety...caused FB Will Tukuafu to fumble, which was scooped up by LB Akeem Ayers and returned 45 yards for a touchdown...registered three solo tackles...left the game due to concussion protocol in the second quarter and did not return..vs. Detroit (12/13): Started at safety...led the team in tackles with 14 (13 solo)...vs. Arizona (12/6): Started on defense...led the team in tackles with 10 (nine solo), ..added one pass defensed and one forced fumble...at Baltimore (11/22): Saw action on defense and special teams...notched 11 tackles (nine solo)...vs. Chicago (11/15): Started on defense...led the team in tackles with 10 (eight solo)...vs. San Francisco (11/1): Started on defense...led the team in tackles for the second-consecutive week with 11 (10 solo)...also had one pass defensed... made one special teams tackle...vs. Cleveland (10/25): Started at linebacker...notched a career-high 19 tackles (16 solo)...also had two forced fumbles...at Green Bay (10/11): Started at linebacker...tipped a pass from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, which was intercepted by LB James Laurinatis to end Rodgers’ streak of 586 consecutive passes at Lambeau without an interception... also notched six tackles (four solo) and three passes defensed...at Arizona (10/4): Saw action on defense and special teams... registered five tackles (four solo)...forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, marked his second forced fumble of his career...vs. Pittsburgh (9/27): Saw action on defense and special teams...sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for a 6-yard loss...marked his fourth sack as a Ram, and his sixth career.

2014 SEASON (ST. LOUIS): Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for undicslosed 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 MARK BARRON NFL STATISTICS REGULAR SEASON Tackles Interceptions Fumbles Year Team G/S Total Solo Asst Sk Yds Int Yds Lg TD PD FF FR Yds 2012 Tampa Bay 16/16 89 72 17 0.0 0.0 1 12 12 0 10 1 0 0 2013 Tampa Bay 14/14 88 70 18 2.0 9.5 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2014 Tampa Bay 7/7 48 34 14 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 2014 RAMS 9/2 23 16 7 3.0 16.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2015 RAMS 16/12 135 107 28 1.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 2016 RAMS 16/16 147 118 29 1.0 8.0 2 8 7 0 8 0 1 0 Total 78/67 530 417 113 7.0 38.5 5 20 12 0 33 5 3 8 ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS: Special Teams Tackles: RAMS 2016 (3), 2015 (2), 2014 (5), Bucs 2014 (1). Forced one fumble on special teams on kickoff (at Arizona, 10/4/15). SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 19, vs. Cleveland (10/25/15) Passes Defensed: 3, at Green Bay (10/11/15) Interceptions: 1, five times, last at Arizona (10/2/16) Sacks: 1.0, many times, last vs. Carolina (11/6/16)

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)...twotime 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, ranking 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 teammate 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, Ala.)...SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighthbest 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...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 selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2012 draft (7th overall).

PRO: Fifth-year pro...joined the Rams in 2014 and has played in 41 games with 30 starts...posted 530 career tackles (417 solo), including seven sacks...recorded five career interceptions, 33 pass breakups, and forced five fumbles...finished second on the team in tackles (147) in 2016 after leading the Rams in 2015 (135)....started all 37 games he 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).

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games, finished second on the team with a career-high 147 tackles...vs. Seattle (9/18): Led the team with 13 tackles (10 solo)...at Tampa Bay (9/25): Tallied nine tackles (eight solo)...picked off a QB Jameis Winston pass and returned it seven yards...at Arizona (10/2): Recorded eight tackles (seven solo)...intercepted QB Drew Stanton to help seal the victory for his second interception in as many weeks, the first time in his career with picks in back-to-back games...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Tied for the team lead with 10 tackles (five solo)...notched two passes defensed...vs. Carolina (11/6): Led the team with 11 tackles (11 solo)...sacked Panthers QB Cam Newton for a loss of eight yards...also added one special teams tackle... at New Orleans (11/27): Led the Rams with a season-high 18 tackles (16 solo)...added one quarterback hurry...recovered a QB Drew Brees fumble in the second quarter.

2015 SEASON: In his first full season with the Rams, he played in 16 games and started 12...finished the season as the team’s leading tackler with 135 (107 solo)...also had 1.0 sack, five passes defensed and four forced fumbles...marked the first season that he registered triple digit tackles in his NFL career...at Seattle (12/27): Started at safety...caused FB Will Tukuafu to fumble, which was scooped up by LB Akeem Ayers and returned 45 yards for a touchdown...registered three solo tackles...left the game due to concussion protocol in the second quarter and did not return..vs. Detroit (12/13): Started at safety...led the team in tackles with 14 (13 solo)...vs. Arizona (12/6): Started on defense...led the team in tackles with 10 (nine solo), ..added one pass defensed and one forced fumble...at Baltimore (11/22): Saw action on defense and special teams...notched 11 tackles (nine solo)...vs. Chicago (11/15): Started on defense...led the team in tackles with 10 (eight solo)...vs. San Francisco (11/1): Started on defense...led the team in tackles for the second-consecutive week with 11 (10 solo)...also had one pass defensed... made one special teams tackle...vs. Cleveland (10/25): Started at linebacker...notched a career-high 19 tackles (16 solo)...also had two forced fumbles...at Green Bay (10/11): Started at linebacker...tipped a pass from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, which was intercepted by LB James Laurinatis to end Rodgers’ streak of 586 consecutive passes at Lambeau without an interception... also notched six tackles (four solo) and three passes defensed...at Arizona (10/4): Saw action on defense and special teams... registered five tackles (four solo)...forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, marked his second forced fumble of his career...vs. Pittsburgh (9/27): Saw action on defense and special teams...sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for a 6-yard loss...marked his fourth sack as a Ram, and his sixth career.

2014 SEASON (ST. LOUIS): Acquired by the St. Louis Rams via trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for undicslosed 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 MARK BARRON NFL STATISTICS REGULAR SEASON Tackles Interceptions Fumbles Year Team G/S Total Solo Asst Sk Yds Int Yds Lg TD PD FF FR Yds 2012 Tampa Bay 16/16 89 72 17 0.0 0.0 1 12 12 0 10 1 0 0 2013 Tampa Bay 14/14 88 70 18 2.0 9.5 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2014 Tampa Bay 7/7 48 34 14 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 2014 RAMS 9/2 23 16 7 3.0 16.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2015 RAMS 16/12 135 107 28 1.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 2016 RAMS 16/16 147 118 29 1.0 8.0 2 8 7 0 8 0 1 0 Total 78/67 530 417 113 7.0 38.5 5 20 12 0 33 5 3 8 ADDITIONAL CAREER STATISTICS: Special Teams Tackles: RAMS 2016 (3), 2015 (2), 2014 (5), Bucs 2014 (1). Forced one fumble on special teams on kickoff (at Arizona, 10/4/15). SINGLE GAME HIGHS Tackles: 19, vs. Cleveland (10/25/15) Passes Defensed: 3, at Green Bay (10/11/15) Interceptions: 1, five times, last at Arizona (10/2/16) Sacks: 1.0, many times, last vs. Carolina (11/6/16)

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)...twotime 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, ranking 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 teammate 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, Ala.)...SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighthbest 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...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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