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E.J. Barthel
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Massachusetts
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Las Vegas Locomotives
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Rushing yards     27
Rushing average     2.5
Rushing TDs     0
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Elijah J. "E. J." Barthel (born February 1, 1985 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Massachusetts.

Barthel grew up in East Rutherford, New Jersey and attended Henry P. Becton Regional High School.[1]

College years

Barthel played his first three years at Rutgers University. He redshirted his Freshman year and was injured as a redshirt Freshman. His Sophomore year he played in 2 games. Barthel transferred to UMass, along with Tight end Brad Listorti, as a Junior and played in all 15 games, starting 3. He rushed twice for 7 yards and had a catch for 20. He was a major contributor on special teams and had 4 tackles as UMass made it to the National Championship that year in 2006. As a senior Barthel battled injuries and only registered 1 rush of 5 yards and 1 catch for 4 yards.[1]

Professional career

New York Giants

Barthel had a tryout with the New York Giants but was not signed by the team.[2]

Las Vegas Locomotives

Barthel signed with the Locos for the 2009 season where he teamed with fellow UMass football alum Marcel Shipp.


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