Honors & Awards
Sophomore Robert Barry heads into fall camp with hopes of earning playing time at tight end behind returning starters Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed. Barry has impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic in his first two years in the program. The 6-8 Barry is among the tallest players on the Nebraska roster, providing a big receiving target for Husker quarterbacks. The Battle Creek, Neb., native has added more than 25 pounds of muscle since his arrival on campus two years ago.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Barry provided depth at tight end, but did not appear in a game.
A walk-on, Barry redshirted in his first year at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Battle Creek HS)
Barry was a talented all-around performer for Battle Creek High School and Coach Greg Wemhoff. Barry caught about 30 passes for 400 yards and five TDs as a sophomore tight end, but primarily played quarterback during his final two seasons.
Barry passed for a combined 2,300 yards as a junior and senior, while rushing for another 500 yards with 32 TDs. Barry was an honorable-mention Class C-2 pick by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Barry helped Battle Creek to the state playoffs in 2006 and 2008.
Robert is the son of Bob and Mary Barry, and was born on July 13, 1990. He is majoring in secondary education-social science and is a three-time Big 12 Academic Honor Roll selection. He has volunteered with team hospital visits, at Elliott and Meadow Lane Elementary and during School is Cool Week.