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Thomas Barnett
65  Thomas Barnett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

High School:
Millwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290

Position:
T

Birthdate:
10/21/1978

Experience:
3L

2001 - Received a medical redshirt...Injured during preseason workouts and did not see game action... Had made 20 consecutive starts on the offensive line until being sidelined... 21 of his last 22 career starts have been at right tackle... Comes into 2002 with 30 starts as a Wildcat.

2000 (Junior) - Started all 14 games at right tackle on an offensive line that allowed only nine sacks all season and blocked for a running game which tied the school record with 42 rushing touchdowns... 21 of last 22 career starts have been at right tackle.

1999 (Sophomore) - Honorable mention All-Big 12 by coaches... Started 10 games in 1999, including nine at right tackle and one at left tackle... Helped K-State to 31 rushing touchdowns, second-most in school history at the time... The K-State offense ranked third in the nation in scoring (39.4 ppg) and 24th in rushing offense (184.7 avg.).

1998 (Freshman) - THIRD TEAM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN by The Sporting News... Saw action in all 12 games... Started the last five games of the year... Played at both right and left tackle... Behind K-State's offensive line, the Wildcats rushed for a school-record 2,699 yards and 42 touchdowns this season... The line allowed just 14 sacks for 98 yards on the season... The Wildcats' 42 rushing TDs shattered the record of 29 set in 1969 and 1997.

1997 - Redshirt season... Entered K-State as a non-scholarship player but was granted a scholarship following the season and was part of the 1998 K-State recruiting class... Earned the Wildcats' Red Raider Award in recognition of his outstanding work as a member of the scout squad.

Millwood HS - Was a four-year starter for the Falcons... Was captain as a senior... Was Millwood team MVP in 1997... Was Offensive Player of the Year by District 3A - Class 1 in Oklahoma... Named to the All-District and All-City teams as a senior... Played in the Jim Thorpe All-Star Classic in Oklahoma in June 1997... High school coach was Donald Willis.

Personal - Born Oct. 21, 1978... Son of Willie Rogers and the late Mary Barnett... Attended University of Central Oklahoma during spring 1997 semester before graduating from Millwood HS in May... Says his greatest sports thrill was making an interception that resulted in the game-winning play during a district playoff game... Major is business.

Bowl Performances - Started at right tackle in 1998 Builders Square Alamo Bowl... Started at right tackle in 1999 Culligan Holiday Bowl... Started at right tackle in Wildcats' 35-21 win over Tennessee in Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl.