Napoleon Barrel
No. 20     
Center / Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: December 25, 1885
Place of birth: Richwood, Minnesota
Date of death: December 1, 1964(1964-12-01) (aged 78)[1]
Place of death: Gaylord, Michigan
Career information
College: Carlisle Indian
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oorang Indians ( 1923)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

Napoleon Paul Barrel (December 25, 1885 - December 1, 1964) was a professional football player. He played seven games in the National Football League during the 1923 season, at age 37, with the Oorang Indians. The Indians were a team based in LaRue, Ohio, composed only of Native Americans, and coached by Jim Thorpe. Barrel was a member of the Chippewas[2]


  • Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558.
  • Uniform Numbers of the NFL


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