Stew Barber
No. 64, 77
Position:Offensive tackle, Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1939-06-14) June 14, 1939 (age 84)
Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Bradford Area
College:Penn State
NFL draft:1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 30
AFL draft:1961 / Round: 4 / Pick: 27
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:125
Player stats at · PFR

Stewart Clair Barber (born June 14, 1939) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League (AFL). He also was an executive in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills. He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Early years

Barber attended Bradford Area High School. He accepted a football scholarship from Penn State University, where he was a two-way tackle. As a senior, he received All-American honors as an offensive tackle.

Professional career

Barber was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round (27th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft and was also selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (30th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft. On January 8, 1961, he signed with the Bills.[1] As a rookie, he started 14 games at outside linebacker and had 3 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.

In 1962, he was moved to left tackle, protecting quarterbacks Warren Rabb, Jack Kemp and Al Dorow. He helped the team win two straight AFL Championships.[2] In 1962, he filled in 6 games at left guard in place of an injured Billy Shaw.

Barber announced his retirement after the 1969 season. In his career he only missed one game, made first-team All-AFL two straight seasons and played in five consecutive AFL All-Star games. In 1970, he was named to the second-team American Football League All-Time Team.

Personal life

After football, he worked in the Buffalo Bills front office as a college scout, assistant general manager and vice president.[3] On March 14, 1983, he resigned from the team.[4]

Barber was the offensive line coach for the New York Stars and Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League in 1974, under head coach, Babe Parilli.

See also


  1. ^ "Penn Starter Signs". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "All-Time Team OL preview". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "A History of Bills General Managers". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Buffalo Bills Monday said Stew Barber, the team's..." Retrieved February 19, 2018.