Bainbridge alumnus playing college football at Penn State




Tarow Barney and Nyeem Wartman tackle Akron's Kyle Pohl during the second quarter. Photo by Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications
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Tarow Barney, right

Former Bainbridge High School Bearcat Tarow Barney is getting ready for his senior collegiate season for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Barney appeared in 12 games for the Nittany Lions in 2014. He made his Penn State debut against Akron, contributing seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss (minus-15 yards).

Barney played only one season of high school football, shining on the field at Bainbridge High School as a senior to earn honorable-mention all-region honors. After graduating from BHS, Barney played football for two years at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he was among the top tacklers.

More About Tarow Barney

➤ High School
Played one season of high school football for head coach Ed Pilcher at Bainbridge High School…Was an honorable-mention all-region selection as a senior…Made 55 tackles with five sacks…Was selected to play in the War of the Border game, which features prep standouts from northern Florida and southern Georgia.

➤ Personal
Full name is Tarow Barney…Son of Dehancy Barney…Has one brother, Terence Menyongai, and two sisters, Natasha Barney and Trenise Robinson…Enjoys playing basketball and video games…Is on track to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in criminology…Born June 8, 1994 in Pawtucket, R.I.

 

Tarow Barney makes a second quarter tackle against UMass. Photo by Mark Selders.
Tarow Barney makes a second quarter tackle against UMass in 2014. Photo by Mark Selders.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote a feature article about Tarow:

Defensive tackle Tarow Barney is used to flying under the radar.

A former Bainbridge, Ga., prospect who didn’t garner much attention in his recruitment coming out of high school, Barney spent two years at Northwest Mississippi Community College getting his academics in order before transferring to Penn State in January 2014.

Barney enters his second and final season with the Nittany Lions and still remains largely unknown. While Penn State has a dynamic defensive tackle duo in the tree-tackling-viral-video sensation that is Anthony Zettel and his counterpart Austin Johnson, teammates said Barney and redshirt sophomore Parker Cothren could start for other teams if they played just about anywhere else.

When it came time to pick the most underrated teammate he believes is poised for a breakout season, safety Jordan Lucas didn’t waste a second.
Read More at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tarow Barney and Nyeem Wartman tackle Akron's Kyle Pohl during the second quarter. Photo by Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications
Tarow Barney and Nyeem Wartman tackle Akron’s Kyle Pohl during the second quarter against Akron in 2014. Photo by Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications



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