Chris Barclay
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-15) October 15, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Berlin Thunder
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x All-ACC (2003-2005)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
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Chris Barclay (born October 15, 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Wake Forest. He is currently the graduate assistant at Wake Forest.

Barclay has also been a member of the Berlin Thunder, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and New York Sentinels.

College careerEdit

Barclay capped a standout collegiate career at Wake Forest in 2005, when he was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference 2005 Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. He graduated as the school's career leader in seven major categories, including rushing yards (4,032), scoring (240 points), rushing touchdowns (40), total touchdowns (40), all-purpose yards (4,930), 200-yard rushing games (3) and 1,000 yard rushing seasons (3).

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Barclay was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest.[1] However, Barclay was waived by the team at the end of training camp.[1] Barclay was then signed to the Browns' practice squad[1] and subsequently to the team's active roster.[1]

Following the 2006 season, Barclay was allocated to NFL Europa where he became the starting running back for the Berlin Thunder.[1] He was the Week 4 Special Teams player of the week after returning 5 kicks for 180 yards, including a 99-yard touchdown.

In his first action with the Browns during the 2007 preseason, he returned a kick-off 88 yards for the game-winning touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He began the regular season on the team's practice squad, where he spent the first 11 weeks of the season.

Tennessee TitansEdit

On November 22, 2007, Barclay was signed off the Cleveland Browns practice squad onto the active roster of the Tennessee Titans to replace Chris Henry, who had been suspended.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On December 24, 2007, Barclay was claimed by the New Orleans Saints off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.[2] He suffered a sprain knee on July 29, 2008 in training camp and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. He was later released with an injury settlement.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Barclay was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on October 14, 2008.

New York SentinelsEdit

Barclay was signed by the New York Sentinels of the United Football League on September 9, 2009.[3]


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