Barry Wilburn

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Barry Wilburn
No. 45, 47
1988 Redskins Police - 15 Barry Wilburn (crop).jpg
Wilburn playing for the Redskins in the 1987-88 NFC Championship game
Born: (1963-12-09) December 9, 1963 (age 57)
Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
NFL draft1985 / Round: 8 / Pick: 219
Drafted byWashington Redskins
Career history
As player
1985–1989Washington Redskins
1992Cleveland Browns
1993Saskatchewan Roughriders
1994BC Lions
1995–1996Philadelphia Eagles
1999Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl Champion (XXII)
Career stats

Barry Todd Wilburn (born December 9, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the eighth round (219th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 186-lb. cornerback from the University of Mississippi, Wilburn played in eight NFL seasons from 1985 to 1996 (he missed two seasons due to injury) and in two CFL seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the British Columbia Lions. He played in one final season in 1999 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before retiring.

Professional career[edit]

Wilburn started in Super Bowl XXII for the Redskins, and recorded two interceptions in their 42-10 victory. Wilburn retired with 20 career interceptions and five fumble recoveries. He also won a Grey Cup title as a member of the 1994 BC Lions, making him one of only ten players[1] to have won football championships on both sides of the border (Super Bowl and Grey Cup).

Wilburn holds the Washington record for the longest interception return after scoring on a 100-yard return against the Minnesota Vikings in 1987.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wilburn is the son of Olympic great, Margaret Matthews Wilburn and the father of Jordan and Dominique Wilburn, named for his two favorite NBA basketball players.


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  2. ^ "Reed rumbles 108 yards for NFL record | Longest interception returns by team". Pro Football Hall of Fame. November 24, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2014.