Barbre selected in 4th round

Starting in mini-camp this summer, former Missouri Southern football player

Allen Barbre will be wearing a green jersey of a different kind.

On day two of the 2007 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers selected Barbre with

the 119th pick. With this selection Barbre became Southern’s highest draft

pick ever.

“He ran a 4.64 and had 28 reps, for a player coming out of an NCAA Division

II school that doesn’t have a weight program, 28 reps is pretty encouraging

. . . he can really improve on that in an NFL weight program,” said Gil

Brandt senior analyst. Barbre’s 40-yard dash was the fastest of all

offensive linemen at the combine.

Barbre was the first player taken out of the MIAA (Mid-America

Intercollegiate Athletics Association).

Barbre was a stand out at Southern, starting for four years after

redshirting out of high school. In his senior year Barbre earned 1st team

All-MIAA and All-America honors. He was the only player in the conference to

be selected unanimously to the All-MIAA 1st team. He also played on special

teams, recording 10 tackles on punt coverage. In 2005, Barbre ran for a

touchdown against Truman State out of a formation called “Fat City” in honor

of former Lions’ head coach and offensive lineman John Ware, who passed away

just days before.