39 Facts About Barry Church


Barry Michael Church was born on February 11,1988 and is a former American football strong safety.


Barry Church played college football at the University of Toledo and signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010.


In football, Barry Church recorded 80 tackles, nine sacks, and four interceptions while playing safety as a senior, that year he played wide receiver, catching 30 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns.


Barry Church recorded a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at the Metro Index camp.


Barry Church accepted a football scholarship from the University of Toledo, where he was a four-year starter at safety.


Barry Church was named second-team freshman All-American by The Sporting News.


Barry Church had a career-high 19 tackles against Iowa State University and had 13 tackles and one interception against Western Michigan University.

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Barry Church had 10 tackles and one forced fumble against Miami University and made 10 tackles and one interception against Western Michigan University.


Barry Church was one of the semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award and played in the East-West Shrine Game.


Barry Church finished his collegiate career with 354 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 18 pass breakups, forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks.


Barry Church was selected first-team All-MAC four straight years, becoming the first Toledo and the third Mid-American Conference player ever to achieve that distinction.


Barry Church made his NFL debut during Week 2 against the Chicago Bears after being inactive for their season-opener.


Barry Church made his first career tackle with teammate Danny McCray on Danieal Manning during a 21-yard kick return by Manning in the second quarter.


Barry Church finished his rookie season with 20 combined tackles in 15 games and no starts.


Barry Church finished fourth on the team with 16 tackles on special teams.


Barry Church returned to training camp in 2011 and competed for a role as a backup safety against Andrew Sendejo, Danny McCray, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, and Michael Hamlin.


Barry Church finished his second professional season with 28 combined tackles in 13 games and one start.


Barry Church was named the starting strong safety, alongside free safety Gerald Sensabaugh, to start season.


Barry Church underwent surgery to repair the tendon two days later.


Barry Church finished his last season under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with six combined tackles in three games and three starts.


Still rehabbing from a serious injury, the Cowboys took a gamble that Barry Church would make a full recovery and on October 26,2012, signed him to a four-year, $8.82 million contract extension that included $3.32 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.5 million.


Barry Church finished his first full season as a starter leading the team with 147 combined tackles, six pass deflections, three forced fumbles, and an interception in 16 games and starts.


Barry Church entered training camp slated as the starting free safety with starting strong safety JJ Wilcox.


Barry Church led the team with 110 combined tackles, six pass deflections, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 starts.


Barry Church finished second on the team with 136 combined tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games and starts.

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Head coach Jason Garrett named Barry Church the starting strong safety, alongside starting free safety Byron Jones.


Barry Church was sidelined for four consecutive games due to the injury, but returned in Week 13 and opted to play with a cast on.


Barry Church finished the 2016 season with 85 combined tackles, four passes defended, and two interceptions in 12 games and starts.


Barry Church received an overall grade of 86.2 from Pro Football Focus in 2016 and ranked ninth among all qualifying safeties.


Head coach Doug Marrone named Barry Church the starting strong safety, along with free safety Tashaun Gipson, after it was left vacant due to Johnathan Cyprien's departure to the Tennessee Titans in free agency.


Barry Church finished his first season with the Jaguars with 72 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and a touchdown in 16 games and starts.


Barry Church recorded seven combined tackles in the game against the Steelers.


Barry Church drew criticism and received a personal foul after delivering a hit to tight end Rob Gronkowski's head during the second quarter.


On January 26,2018, Barry Church was fined $24,309 for the hit.


Barry Church entered the 2018 season slated as the starting strong safety alongside free safety Tashaun Gipson.


Barry Church was benched in Weeks 13 and 14 in favor of rookie Ronnie Harrison due to mistakes in pass coverage.


On December 14,2018, Barry Church was released after officially losing the starting job.


Barry Church finished the 2018 season with 38 tackles, a sack, an interception and two passes defended.


Barry Church is currently a presenter on the Cover 4 web show at dallascowboys.