Barry Wilburn

Barry Wilburn
No. 45, 47
Date of birth (1963-12-09) December 9, 1963
Place of birth Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) CB
College Mississippi
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 8 / Pick: 219
Drafted by Washington Redskins
Career history
As player
1985–1989 Washington Redskins
1992 Cleveland Browns
1993 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1994 BC Lions
1995–1996 Philadelphia Eagles
1999 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career stats

Barry Todd Wilburn (born December 9, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the eight round (219th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 186-lb. cornerback from the University of Mississippi, Wilburn played in eight NFL seasons from 1985 to 1996 (he missed two seasons due to injury) and in two CFL seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the British Columbia Lions. He played in one final season in 1999 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before retiring.

Professional career

Wilburn started in Super Bowl XXII for the Redskins, and recorded two interceptions in their 42-10 victory. Wilburn retired with 20 career interceptions and five fumble recoveries.

Wilburn holds the Redskins record for the longest interception return after scoring on a 100-yard return against the Minnesota Vikings in 1987.[1]

Personal life

Wilburn is the son of Olympic great, Margaret Matthews Wilburn and the father of Jordan and Dominique Wilburn, named for his two favorite NBA basketball players.


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