Honors and Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Mohamed Barry is set to compete for a significant role in the Huskers’ new 3-4 defensive scheme in 2017. The 6-1, 230-pound Barry could work at either inside or outside linebacker for the Huskers after playing an outside linebacker spot in the 4-3 defense the past two years. Barry excelled working at inside linebacker during spring ball, and he is also likely to play a key role on special teams, a position where he shined in 2016.
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 a history major. Barry was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, the Lincoln Marathon, Red Cross, Husker Connect, Husker Heroes and hospital and school outreach visits.
Barry's Career Statistics
Games Played--13 in 2016
Tackles--6 AT in 2016
Fumble Recovery--1-3 yards vs. Tennessee, 2016 Music City Bowl