Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
Junior Mohamed Barry heads into the 2018 season as a key part of a solid group of inside linebackers for the Husker defense. The 6-1, 230-pound Barry had a solid spring and joins senior Dedrick Young and newcomer Will Honas as the Huskers’ top inside linebackers.
Barry has good speed and athleticism for the inside linebacker spot, and possesses natural instincts for the position. The Georgia native played in every game as a sophomore in 2017, alternating on the inside while making his first two career starts.
Barry has been a productive member of the football program off the field during his time in Lincoln. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and a three-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. He is on track to earn his degree in May of 2019.
Barry appeared in every game, contributing at linebacker and on special teams. All 38 of his tackles came from his linebacker spot, including 15 solo stops. Barry earned his first two career starts at Purdue and Minnesota and added the first tackle for loss and breakup of his career.
Barry posted a then-career-high four tackles in the season opener against Arkansas State, nearly matching his total of six tackles from his redshirt freshman season. He enjoyed a career game against No. 9 Ohio State, finishing with a career-high eight tackles. He earned his first career start in the Huskers’ next game at Purdue and recorded three tackles. In his next start at Minnesota, Barry posted seven tackles and his first career tackle for loss. The next week at No. 13 Penn State, he again totaled seven tackles and added his first career pass breakup. Barry ended his sophomore campaign by recording 29 tackles over his final six games, including three games with at least seven tackles.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Barry played in all 13 games as a reserve outside linebacker and on special teams. Barry finished the season with six assisted tackles, including five on special teams. He had a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage against Tennessee, helping set up a second-half Husker touchdown.
Barry sat out the 2015 season as a redshirt. He spent the majority of his time on the sidelines following shoulder surgery.
Before Nebraska (Grayson HS)
Barry was a strong playmaker from his linebacker spot for Grayson High School in Georgia. As a senior in 2014, Barry helped Coach Mickey Conn's team to a 10-2 record, and helped the school advance to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs. Barry was a dominant defender for the Rams, patrolling the middle of the field from his linebacker position, while also showing the versatility to be strong in pass coverage.
Barry was honored for his play in 2014, earning first-team Class AAAAAA all-state honors in Georgia. Barry also was a standout for Grayson High as a junior, ranking among the state's leaders with 16 sacks.
Rivals ranked Barry as a three-star prospect, while the 247Sports composite rankings listed him as the No. 71 linebacker in the nation. Scout.com ranked Barry among the top 15 linebackers in Georgia. Barry has been regularly trained by former Nebraska and NFL linebacker Eric Johnson.
Barry also visited Kansas State and Miami before choosing the Huskers. Additionally, he had offers from North Carolina State, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Washington State.
Barry was born on Nov. 29, 1996, and he is the son of Kadiatou Bah. He is an ethnic studies major and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Barry was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, the Lincoln Marathon, Red Cross, the UNL Children’s Center and hospital and school outreach visits.