Rashidi Barnes
No. 28, 26
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1978-06-26) June 26, 1978 (age 41)
Berkeley, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Berkeley (Ca.)
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 225
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2000 2001)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* World Bowl champion (XI)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Rashidi Jahi Barnes (born June 26, 1978) is a former American football free safety. He played college football at Colorado. He was selected in the 7th round (225th overall) in the 2000 NFL draft.

College careerEdit

Barnes attended Colorado where during three season he appeared in 28 games over three years and recorded three interceptions for 29 return yards, the first of which he returned 26 yards for a touchdown.[1]

On September 6, 1997, Barnes, a sophomore linebacker, recorded his first career interception when on the third play of the second half against Colorado State he intercepted a pass from Moses Moreno returning it 26-yards for a touchdown.[2] Because of his touchdown return he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Week.[2] On November 8, 1997, Barnes recorded his first career start, against Iowa State.[3]

On September 5, 1998, he recorded 13 tackles against Colorado State.[4] On November 14, he recorded his second career interception, this one against Iowa State.[5]

On December 31, 1999, Colorado beat Boston College 62-28 in the Bowl. During the game, Barnes, a senior free safety, intercepted quarterback Brian St. Pierre and returned it for 21-yards.[6]

Professional careerEdit

2000 NFL DraftEdit

On April 16, 2000, Barnes was selected in the 7th round (225th overall) of the 2000 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 ½ in 208 lb 4.59 s 1.60 s 2.71 s 4.32 s 6.92 s 35 in 9 ft 6 in 10 rep

On July 10, 2000, he signed his rookie four-year contract.[8] As a rookie, he appeared in 14 games recording 14 tackles and one punt return.[9] On September 2, 2001, he was released by the Browns during final cuts.[8] On June 25, 2002, he signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.[8] He was released on September 1, 2002 during final cuts.[8]

Barnes played for the Frankfurt Galaxy during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.[10] After two seasons in Europe, he signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins on June 18, 2003.[8] He was released on August 18, 2003 during training camp.[8]


During 2004 after allegations that Colorado was using sex as a recruiting tool, Barnes was quoted as saying; "These kids are great kids, positive kids. They are not villains, they are not rapists. These kids want to get an education and go to school. That's it. And play football, basketball or whatever else it is," Barnes said.[11]



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