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Leo Barker

Leo Barker

American football player and coach
Leo Barker
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player and coach
Is American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 7 November 1959, Cristóbal, Panama
Age 61 years
Star sign Scorpio
Weight: 240 lbs
New Mexico State University
Sports Teams
Cincinnati Bengals
The details (from wikipedia)


Leonardo Barker (born November 7, 1959 in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone) is an American football player who was the first person born in Panama to play in the NFL. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1984 until 1991. He played varsity football at Rainbow City/Cristobal in the Panama Canal Zone, then an unincorporated territory of the United States. From 2008 to 2010, he was the head coach of the Hornets of Roswell High School. He lives in Roswell, Georgia, with his family, teaches Spanish and is the defensive back coach for the Cambridge Bears.

College career

Barker was a member of the New Mexico State University Aggies football team from 1979 to 1983. He was a starting (linebacker) every year he played and was second on the team in tackles his junior and senior seasons. At New Mexico State, Barker racked up 378 career tackles; enough to place him number four on the all-time Aggie list. In 2003, Leo Barker was inducted into the New Mexico State University Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame.

NFL career

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the NFL draft in 1983. He played for the Bengals until 1992, when he retired. Barker was an integral part of the Bengals’ nickel-package defense. In 1989, Barker helped lead them to a league best 12-4 record and an appearance in Super Bowl XXIII.

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