Micheal Barrow
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Personal information
Born: (1970-04-19) April 19, 1970 (age 54)
Homestead, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Homestead
College:Miami (FL)
NFL draft:1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:172
Games started:153
Forced fumbles:22
Player stats at PFR

Micheal Colvin Barrow (born April 19, 1970) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, earning consensus All-American honors. He was selected by the Houston Oilers in the second round of the 1993 NFL Draft, and also played professionally for the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.

Early life

Barrow was born in Homestead, Florida.[1] He attended Homestead High School,[2] and played high school football for the Homestead Broncos.

College career

While attending the University of Miami, Barrow played for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 1989 to 1992. The Hurricanes were consensus national champions twice during Barrow's college career (1989, 1991), and played for a third national championship (1992). As a senior in 1992, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

Professional career

The Houston Oilers selected Barrow in the second round (47th overall pick) in the 1993 NFL Draft.[3] He played for the Oilers from 1993 to 1996.[4] In thirteen NFL seasons, Barrow also played for the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.[1] While playing for the New York Giants in the 2003 season, he led the NFC with 150 tackles. He finished his career with 1,125 tackles and 43 sacks.[4]


High school

After retiring from the NFL, Barrow got his start in coaching at his alma mater, Homestead High School, as the Assistant Head Coach and defensive coordinator for the 2006 season.


Barrow was the Linebackers Coach and Special Teams Coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Miami, where he won two national championships as a player. He entered his 7th year on the Hurricanes' coaching staff going into the 2013 season. He was originally hired by former Miami Head Coach Randy Shannon in 2007, and was retained on staff by current Head Coach Al Golden when Golden was hired in 2010.[5][6]


Barrow was named the Linebackers Coach for the Seattle Seahawks on February 9, 2015.

Personal life

Barrow has four children: Mikenzi, Kaleb, John Michael, and Michael.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Micheal Barrow. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Micheal Barrow Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "1993 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  4. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Micheal Barrow. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Manny Navarro, "Eye on the U: Barrow to coach UM's linebackers again", The Miami Herald (February 11, 2010). Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "HurricaneSports.com", "Michael Barrow HurricaneSports Profile", February 9, 2013. Archived April 11, 2013, at archive.today