Born(1939-11-13)November 13, 1939
Santa Barbara, California
DiedOctober 7, 1973(1973-10-07) (aged 33)
Kern County, California
Position(s)Offensive End
CollegeFresno State
* Pro Football Reference
1963-1964AFL Oakland Raiders

Jan Michael Barrett (November 13, 1939 – October 7, 1973) was an American college and professional football player.[1] He played college football at Fresno State University, where he was an offensive end. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers in 1962,[1] and played professionally in the American Football League for the Oakland Raiders in 1963 and 1964.

Barrett was killed on Lake Ming, California, while attempting to break a drag boat world speed record. On his final run he reached a speed of 154.10 miles per hour, just short of the world record of 155 miles per hour.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Motorsport Memorial - Jan Barrett". Retrieved September 22, 2012.

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