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Barney Bussey
Date of birth: (1962-05-20) May 20, 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth: Lincolnton, Georgia
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: South Carolina State
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 5 / Pick 119
Organizations
 As player:
1984-1985
1986-1992
1993-1995
Memphis Showboats (USFL)
Cincinnati Bengals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Barney Bussey (born May 20, 1962 in Lincolnton, Georgia) is a former American football safety. He attended high school at Lincoln County High School in Lincolnton, Georgia where he was a major reason behind Lincoln County's defensive success in the late '70s. Bussey was a terror on both sides of the ball, breaking long runs and chasing down QBs. In 1979, he was named to the Class AA All-State team.

Bussey then attended South Carolina State University, where he became an Division 1-AA All-American Defensive Back.

After college, Bussey was selected in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1984 USFL Draft by the Memphis Showboats in January 1984. Four months later he was selected in the 5th round (119th overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Bussey then signed with the USFL Showboats on May 8, 1984 and spent two seasons with Memphis. He was a key member of a defensive unit that featured future Hall of Fame DE Reggie White and led the club to the USFL Semi-Finals in 1985.

After the USFL folded in August 1986, he went on to play ten seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League, recording 10 interceptions and 6 fumble recoveries.

Bussey is currently a supervisor at a manufacturing company and a volunteer assistant coach at Lakota West High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has been coaching since 2004.


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