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#56 Shukree Barfield
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
City/State: Camden, N.J.
High School: Camden
Other College: Garden City Community College

2008 (Senior)
Shukree Barfield was a versatile performer on the Husker defensive line during his two seasons at Nebraska. The 6-4, 290-pound Barfield spent the 2007 season and the first half of 2008 as a backup on the interior defensive line. However, depleted depth at defensive end forced the coaching staff to move Barfield to end where he played a key role over the second half of the 2008 campaign.

Barfield played in 12 games in 2008 and finished the year with 10 tackles, including seven solo stops. The New Jersey native had three sacks on the season, the first a three-yarder in the opener against Western Michigan. He capped the season with two sacks for 13 yards on the final series of the game in Nebraska’s thrilling 40-31 win over Colorado. Barfield also made two tackles against both San Jose State and Missouri.

2007 (Junior)
Barfield served as the top backup behind Suh at nose tackle and played in all 12 games. Barfield made his only start of the season against Oklahoma State, and finished his junior year with 15 tackles, including seven solo stops. He had two or more tackles in five games, led by a season-high three stops against Texas A&M. He added two tackles each against Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Texas and Colorado, and had a tackle for loss against OSU.

Before Nebraska (Camden HS/Garden City CC)
Barfield and Garden City teammate Kevin Dixon were part of an NU recruiting class that placed a large emphasis on the defensive line. Barfield starred for Coach J.J. Eckert, registering 54 tackles, including five sacks and an interception in helping his team to a 6-4 record. Barfield also totaled more than 50 tackles and had five sacks during his freshman season in 2005. Barfield was among the top 40 junior college prospects in the country according to Rivals.com. He chose the Huskers after also visiting Louisville, South Florida and Kentucky. Garden City Community College has produced two former Huskers–Kareem Moss and Eric Alford–who went on to play professionally.

Barfield originally signed with Rutgers out of high school, after also visiting Kentucky and Miami. He was an all-state selection for Camden High School and had 55 tackles, seven sacks, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions during his senior season. Barfield was ranked as one of the top 20 prospects in the state of New Jersey out of high school.

Personal
Shukree is the son of Anette Barfield and was born on Oct. 23, 1984. He is majoring in sociology and is on track to graduate in May of 2009. Barfield has volunteered for a visit to the Omaha Children’s Hospital. Barfield hails from the same hometown as Husker Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier.

Barfield's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2007

12/1

7

8

15

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

2008 12/1 7 3 10 3-16 3-16 0-0 0 0 0 0

Totals

24/1

14

11

25

4-17

3-16

0-0

0

0

0

0

Single-Game Highs
Tackles–3 vs. Texas A&M, 2007
Solo Tackles–2 at Wake Forest, 2007, vs. Colorado, 2008
Tackles for Loss–2-13 vs. Colorado, 2008
Sacks–2.0-13 vs. Colorado, 2008

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