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Lem Barney

Lemuel Jackson Barney

Position: DB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 188 lbs.

Born: September 8, 1945 in Gulfport, MS
High School: 33rd Avenue
College: Jackson St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 99 (125th overall since 1950)
7-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1992, finalist in 1991

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #15. Merlin Olsen… #16. Darrell Green… #17. Jim Brown… #18. LEM BARNEY… #19. Jim Otto… #20. Lou Creekmur… #21. Bobby Bell… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1967* 22 DET LCB/P 20 14 10 232 3 71 0 0 2 0 -5 0 13
1968*+ 23 DET KR/LCB/PR 20 14 7 82 0 62 0 0 5 5 0 0 17
1969*+ 24 DET LCB/P/PR 20 13 13 8 126 0 32 0 0 3 2 25 0 22
1970 25 DET LCB/PR 20 13 13 7 168 2 49 0 0 2 0 0 0 12
1971 26 DET LCB/PR 20 9 7 3 78 1 28 0 0 5 2 0 0 6
1972* 27 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 3 88 0 64 0 0 1 1 20 0 8
1973* 28 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 4 130 0 38 0 0 3 3 0 0 11
1974 29 DET LCB 20 13 12 4 61 0 39 0 5
1975* 30 DET LCB 20 10 10 5 23 0 13 0 0 0 1 74 0 10
1976* 31 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 2 62 1 26 0 0 4 1 0 0 10
1977 32 DET RCB 20 12 11 3 27 0 22 0 0 0 2 49 0 7
Career 140 108 56 1077 7 71 0 0 25 17 163 0 121

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1967* 22 DET LCB/P 20 14 4 14 0 6 3.5 5 87 0 25 17.4 101
1968*+ 23 DET KR/LCB/PR 20 14 13 79 0 18 6.1 25 670 1 98 26.8 749
1969*+ 24 DET LCB/P/PR 20 13 13 9 191 1 74 21.2 7 154 0 32 22.0 381
1970 25 DET LCB/PR 20 13 13 25 259 1 65 10.4 2 96 0 74 48.0 355
1971 26 DET LCB/PR 20 9 7 14 122 0 38 8.7 9 222 0 48 24.7 344
1972* 27 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 15 108 0 26 7.2 1 17 0 17 17.0 125
1973* 28 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 27 231 0 42 8.6 1 28 0 28 28.0 268
1974 29 DET LCB 20 13 12 5 37 0 11 7.4 37
1975* 30 DET LCB 20 10 10 8 80 0 30 10.0 80
1976* 31 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 23 191 0 30 8.3 191
Career 140 108 143 1312 2 74 9.2 50 1274 1 98 25.5 2631

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1970 25 DET LCB 1 1 5 20 0 8 4.0 20
Career 1 1 5 20 0 8 4.0 20

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1967* 22 DET LCB/P 20 14 47 1757 55 0 37.4
1969*+ 24 DET LCB/P/PR 20 13 13 66 2249 53 1 34.1
Career 140 108 113 4006 55 1 35.5

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1969*+ 24 DET LCB/P/PR 20 13 13 3 36 0 27 12.0 2.8 0.2 36 0 3
1973* 28 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 2 9 0 7 4.5 0.6 0.1 9 0 3
Career 140 108 5 45 0 27 9.0 0.3 0.0 45 0 25

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1967* 22 DET LCB/P 20 14 3 3 18
1968*+ 23 DET KR/LCB/PR 20 14 1 1 2 12
1969*+ 24 DET LCB/P/PR 20 13 13 1 1 6
1970 25 DET LCB/PR 20 13 13 1 2 3 18
1971 26 DET LCB/PR 20 9 7 1 1 6
1976* 31 DET LCB/PR 20 14 14 1 1 6
Career 140 108 2 1 7 1 11 66

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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