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Anthony Barr
LB #55
Height:
6-5
Weight:
255
Age:
24
College:
UCLA
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 138 109 29 7.5 0 10 1 32 -- 32 0 5 3
2015 MIN 14 14 68 54 14 3.5 -- 7 1 32 32 32 0 3 --
2014 MIN 12 12 70 55 15 4.0 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 3-20 12 10 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 26-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SD W 31-14 6 6 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 6 5 1 0.0 -- 1 1 32 32 32 0 0 --
6 KC W 16-10 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET W 28-19 4 3 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CHI W 23-20 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 STL W 21-18 6 5 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @OAK W 30-14 6 6 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB L 13-30 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL W 20-10 8 7 1 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
13 SEA L 7-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @GB W 20-13 6 2 4 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

2014 GP/GS                Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

  14/14                                24/24                           1/1

• The 2nd-highest LB drafted in Vikings history, behind only Hall of Famer Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985, who later moved to DE.

• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week after game-winning play in OT win at Tampa Bay (10/26/14). 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in business...Father, Tony Brooks, was a 4th-round draft pick RB by Philadelphia Eagles in 1992 out of Notre Dame...Has 3 uncles who also played in the NFL.

HONORS Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay (10/26/14).

PRO Named to analyst Gil Brandt’s NFL.com All-Rookie team...Ranked 5th in Vikings history for tackles by a rookie with 99 stops...Started 12 games before going on injured reserve (12/27), the 3rd-most starts by a rookie LB in team history...Set Vikings record by notching the 1st game-winning FR TD in OT in club history at Tampa Bay (10/26/14), forcing the fumble, recovering it and returning it 27 yards for the score...Selected with the #9 overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft after trading from #8 to #9 with Cleveland...The 2nd-highest drafted LB in Vikings history, behind only Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985...Joins Fred McNeill (#17, 1974) as the only other Vikings 1st-round pick from UCLA.

2014 GP/GS                Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

  14/14                                24/24                           1/1

• The 2nd-highest LB drafted in Vikings history, behind only Hall of Famer Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985, who later moved to DE.

• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week after game-winning play in OT win at Tampa Bay (10/26/14). 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in business...Father, Tony Brooks, was a 4th-round draft pick RB by Philadelphia Eagles in 1992 out of Notre Dame...Has 3 uncles who also played in the NFL.

HONORS Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay (10/26/14).

PRO Named to analyst Gil Brandt’s NFL.com All-Rookie team...Ranked 5th in Vikings history for tackles by a rookie with 99 stops...Started 12 games before going on injured reserve (12/27), the 3rd-most starts by a rookie LB in team history...Set Vikings record by notching the 1st game-winning FR TD in OT in club history at Tampa Bay (10/26/14), forcing the fumble, recovering it and returning it 27 yards for the score...Selected with the #9 overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft after trading from #8 to #9 with Cleveland...The 2nd-highest drafted LB in Vikings history, behind only Chris Doleman at #4 in 1985...Joins Fred McNeill (#17, 1974) as the only other Vikings 1st-round pick from UCLA.

2015 Started and played all 14 games he was active for…Started Wildcard playoff game vs. Seattle (1/10/16)…Finished the 2015 season with 80 tackles (61 solo)…Added 3.5 sacks and 6 TFLs…Snared his 1st career INT at Denver (10/4), intercepting Peyton Manning and returning it 32 yards…Added 7 PDs, tied for the 3rd most by a Viking during the 2015 campaign…Established a career-high 12 total tackles (10 solo, also a career-best) at San Francisco (9/14)…Inactive at Arizona (12/10) and vs. Chicago (12/20)… Filled the stat sheet vs. San Diego (9/27) with 6 tackles (5 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 FF and 3 QB pressures...Sack/FF came against P. Rivers and was recovered by C. Munnerlyn and turned into a Vikings FG… Tracked RB Tevin Coleman 45-yards downfield at Atlanta (11/29), and popped the ball loose that was recovered by Antone Exum Jr...sacked Matt Ryan on 4th down and caused his 2nd fumble of the game...Led the team with 9 tackles (7 solo) while adding 2 TFLs, 2 FF, 1 sack, 1 QB pressure and 1 PD.

2014 Started season opener at St. Louis (9/7), the lone rookie starter for the Vikings...Placed on injured reserve on 12/27...Ended season ranked 4th on team with 99 tackles, 2nd among Vikings LBs behind Chad Greenway...Started all 12 games he played, the 3rd-most starts in team history by a rookie LB...Placed on injured reserve on 12/27... Scored game-winning TD at Tampa Bay (10/26) with a 27-yard FR TD on on the 1st play of OT, marking the 1st time in team history an OT game was won on a defensive TD and only the 4th time in NFL history an OT game was won on a FR...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Tampa Bay...Notched 11 tackles vs. New England (9/14)....Notched 1st career sack at New Orleans (9/21) and had 10 tackles...Sacked Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Atlanta (9/28) late in 4th quarter and added 10 tackles in game...Had a pair of FRs at Buffalo (10/19), nearly tying the Vikings record of 3 FRs in a game...Notched sack vs. Washington (11/2)....Inactive for game vs. NY Jets (12/7) and at Detroit (12/14) with knee injury.

COLLEGE Started 37 of his 51 career games for Bruins, 10 as a FB early in his career and 27 at LB...Earned All-America praise as a junior and senior...Capped collegiate career with consensus All-America honors as a senior in 2013 and unanimous All-Pac 12 honors...Earned All-America from Walter Camp, AFCA, USA Today, among others...UCLA defensive MVP and team captain...Was a finalist for Butkus, Lombardi and Bednarik Awards as a senior...Ranked 2nd in country with 4 FRs and 5th in country with 5 FFs...Notched 3 FFs against Nebraska in 2013...Was a 2nd-Team All-America by Associated Press as a junior in 2012...Named 1st-Team All-Pac 12 as a junior...Ranked 4th in UCLA history with 21.5 tackles for loss in 2012...Ranked 8th in country with 13.5 sacks...Ranked 2nd on team with 83 tackles...Had 8 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Stanford in Pac- 12 Championship Game...Had 9 tackles in Holiday Bowl against Baylor...Began his UCLA career as a FB...Started 7 games as a sophomore blocking back and scored his 1st TDs, hauling in an 11-yard score and diving in for a 1-yard rushing TD...Started 4 of his 12 games as a freshman, earning the team Rookie of the Year award.

PREP Was ranked the best athlete in the country as a senior at Loyola High (Los Angeles) by Tom Lemming and Max Preps...Selected to US Army All-America game but could not participate...Rivals had him ranked 5th-best athlete and Scout.com ranked him 10th among LBs...Missed majority of senior season with ankle injury...Earned All-State RB honors with 1,890 yards and 20 TDs as a junior...Standout in track.

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