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Born(1901-04-21)April 21, 1901
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight204 pounds (93 kg)
Position(s)Fullback
CollegePenn State
Career highlights
Honors1X Collyers Eye Mag.: 1st team All-NFL (1925)
1X All-Pro Honors (1926)
1X Ralph Scott's Power Team (1927)[1]
Statistics
* Pro Football Reference
Teams
1925-1928Pottsville Maroons

Byron W. Wentz was born on April 21, 1901 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. He became one of the leading offensive stars during the early years of the National Football League.

After high school, Wentz attended Penn State University. There helped the Nittany Lions get to the 1923 Rose Bowl. In 1925 Wentz made his NFL debut in the with the Pottsville Maroons. In 1925 Wentz helped the Maroons win the NFL Championship. However the title was stripped from the team due to a rules violation. Barney was also instrumental at during Pottsville's infamous win against the Notre Dame All-Stars featuring the Four Horsemen, a team that was considered better than any amateur or pro team, in 1925.[2]

During an All-Pro season in 1926, he led the NFL with 10 touchdowns and helped the Maroons finish 3rd in the standings with a 10-2 record. He also was third best in scoring with 60 points in 1926. Barney finished his career with 17 touchdowns, 1 field goal and 1 extra point kick for a total of 108 points in 40 Games with Pottsville.[3]

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