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Mark Barron
SS #23
Height:
6-2
Weight:
213
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Mobile, AL
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 40 232 183 49 3 0 19 3 0 15 -- 12
2014 STL 3 7 7 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 7 49 35 14 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 14 88 70 18 2 -- 6 2 0 3 1.5 3
2012 TB 16 88 71 17 0 -- 10 1 0 12 12 12
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 40 1 1 1 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0
2014 STL 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 7 1 1 0 -- 1 -- 8 -- 0 0 0
2013 TB 14 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2012 TB 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 30 games he has played, totaling 177 tackles, 16 passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two sacks.
  • Started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).
  • Tallied first forced fumble vs. Washington (9/30/12).
  • Recorded first interception against Kansas City (10/14/12).
  • Notched first career half-sack vs. New Orleans (9/15/13).
  • Recovered fumble for first time in career vs. Atlanta (11/17/13).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of three defensive backs and 22 NFL players with 85+ tackles, 2+ interceptions and 2+ sacks.
  • Ranked third on the team with 88 tackles, including three for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • His two sacks are the most by a Buccaneers safety since Dexter Jackson recorded 2.5 in 2001.
  • Started season debut at New York Jets (9/8), registering four tackles.
  • Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including one for loss, first career half-sack and a pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Led team with 11 tackles and added an interception and half-sack at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Notched five tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Registered two tackles at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted seven tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Led team with 11 (10 solo) tackles and an interception at Seattle (11/3).
  • Collected five tackles, including one for loss, vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Posted five tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Recorded seven tackles vs. Detroit (11/24).
  • Led team with 10 tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Posted four tackles and a sack vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Notched two tackles and a pass defensed vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Missed first game of his career at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Inactive at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • 13th player from the University of Alabama to be selected by the Buccaneers, the most of any school in team history.
  • One of four Alabama players to be selected in the first round of this year’s Draft, tying a school record set in 2011.
  • Second safety in Alabama football history to be selected in the first round, joining George Teague (29th overall in 1993).
  • Two-time team captain that started 39-of-53 games played (2008-11), including every game he played in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
  • Recorded 237 career tackles to go with 12 interceptions, 22 passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • 12 interceptions rank tied for the eighth-most in school history.
  • Two-time first-team All-American.
  • Three-time All-SEC Selection.
  • As a senior, started all 13 games at safety, ranking second on the team with 68 tackles to go with two interceptions, one sack, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
  • Led defense that finished ranked first nationally in total defense (183.6 ypg), scoring defense (8.2 ppg), rushing defense (72.2 ypg), pass efficiency defense (83.7) and pass defense (111.5), just the second defense (1986 Oklahoma) to ever accomplish that feat.
  • Named Alabama Defensive Player of the Week seven times by coaches.
  • Unanimous first-team All-American (AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Finalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back) and Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player).
  • Started all 12 games he played at safety as a junior, leading the team with 75 tackles, including 54 solo.
  • Semifinalist for the Thorpe Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year).
  • First-team FWAA All-American.
  • First-team All-SEC selection by league coaches and the Associated Press.
  • Six-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week by coaching staff.
  • As a sophomore, started all 14 games of the season at safety, ranking eighth nationally and first in the SEC with seven interceptions and second on the team with 76 tackles.
  • Seven interceptions tied for fourth-most in single season in team history.
  • Led the SEC – along with teammate Marquis Johnson – and ranked sixth nationally in passes defensed with 18.
  • First-team All-SEC selection and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
  • Majored in consumer affairs.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Attended the Buccaneers’ 2013 Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, greeting fans and signing autographs.
  • Participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Along with the 2012 rookie class, visited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to greet patients recovering from injury and illness.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal High School (Mobile, Alabama).
  • SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighth-best player in the state of Alabama, as he earned a five-star prospect ranking and was named first-team All-American by Scout.com during his senior campaign.
  • During his senior season, he rushed for 1,094 yards on 122 carries with 15 touchdowns, and closed out his career when he was named the MVP of the 2007 Class 5A state championship game.
  • Had 785 yards rushing as a junior on 78 carries and added 368 receiving yards on 23 catches, scoring a total of 12 touchdowns.
  • In addition to playing football, Barron also competed in track and field, where he won multiple Class 5A individual state titles in events ranging from shot put to long jump during the 2008 season.
  • Son of Mark Sellers and Michelle Barron.
  • Born Mark Barron on October 27, 1989, in Mobile, Alabama

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 30 games he has played, totaling 177 tackles, 16 passes defensed, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two sacks.
  • Started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).
  • Tallied first forced fumble vs. Washington (9/30/12).
  • Recorded first interception against Kansas City (10/14/12).
  • Notched first career half-sack vs. New Orleans (9/15/13).
  • Recovered fumble for first time in career vs. Atlanta (11/17/13).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of three defensive backs and 22 NFL players with 85+ tackles, 2+ interceptions and 2+ sacks.
  • Ranked third on the team with 88 tackles, including three for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
  • His two sacks are the most by a Buccaneers safety since Dexter Jackson recorded 2.5 in 2001.
  • Started season debut at New York Jets (9/8), registering four tackles.
  • Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including one for loss, first career half-sack and a pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Led team with 11 tackles and added an interception and half-sack at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Notched five tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Registered two tackles at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted seven tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Led team with 11 (10 solo) tackles and an interception at Seattle (11/3).
  • Collected five tackles, including one for loss, vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Posted five tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Recorded seven tackles vs. Detroit (11/24).
  • Led team with 10 tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Posted four tackles and a sack vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Notched two tackles and a pass defensed vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Missed first game of his career at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Inactive at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • 13th player from the University of Alabama to be selected by the Buccaneers, the most of any school in team history.
  • One of four Alabama players to be selected in the first round of this year’s Draft, tying a school record set in 2011.
  • Second safety in Alabama football history to be selected in the first round, joining George Teague (29th overall in 1993).
  • Two-time team captain that started 39-of-53 games played (2008-11), including every game he played in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
  • Recorded 237 career tackles to go with 12 interceptions, 22 passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • 12 interceptions rank tied for the eighth-most in school history.
  • Two-time first-team All-American.
  • Three-time All-SEC Selection.
  • As a senior, started all 13 games at safety, ranking second on the team with 68 tackles to go with two interceptions, one sack, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
  • Led defense that finished ranked first nationally in total defense (183.6 ypg), scoring defense (8.2 ppg), rushing defense (72.2 ypg), pass efficiency defense (83.7) and pass defense (111.5), just the second defense (1986 Oklahoma) to ever accomplish that feat.
  • Named Alabama Defensive Player of the Week seven times by coaches.
  • Unanimous first-team All-American (AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Finalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back) and Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player).
  • Started all 12 games he played at safety as a junior, leading the team with 75 tackles, including 54 solo.
  • Semifinalist for the Thorpe Award and a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year).
  • First-team FWAA All-American.
  • First-team All-SEC selection by league coaches and the Associated Press.
  • Six-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week by coaching staff.
  • As a sophomore, started all 14 games of the season at safety, ranking eighth nationally and first in the SEC with seven interceptions and second on the team with 76 tackles.
  • Seven interceptions tied for fourth-most in single season in team history.
  • Led the SEC – along with teammate Marquis Johnson – and ranked sixth nationally in passes defensed with 18.
  • First-team All-SEC selection and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
  • Majored in consumer affairs.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Attended the Buccaneers’ 2013 Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, greeting fans and signing autographs.
  • Participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Along with the 2012 rookie class, visited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to greet patients recovering from injury and illness.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended St. Paul’s Episcopal High School (Mobile, Alabama).
  • SuperPrep and Scout.com regarded him as the eighth-best player in the state of Alabama, as he earned a five-star prospect ranking and was named first-team All-American by Scout.com during his senior campaign.
  • During his senior season, he rushed for 1,094 yards on 122 carries with 15 touchdowns, and closed out his career when he was named the MVP of the 2007 Class 5A state championship game.
  • Had 785 yards rushing as a junior on 78 carries and added 368 receiving yards on 23 catches, scoring a total of 12 touchdowns.
  • In addition to playing football, Barron also competed in track and field, where he won multiple Class 5A individual state titles in events ranging from shot put to long jump during the 2008 season.
  • Son of Mark Sellers and Michelle Barron.
  • Born Mark Barron on October 27, 1989, in Mobile, Alabama