Don Barclay (American football)

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Don Barclay
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Barclay with the Green Bay Packers in 2015
Free agent
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989 (age 31)
Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Seneca Valley
(Harmony, Pennsylvania)
College:West Virginia
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:73
Games started:28
Player stats at

Donald Wayne Barclay III (born April 18, 1989) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at West Virginia and was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

School and college career[edit]

Barclay attended Seneca Valley Senior High School in Harmony, Pennsylvania.[1]

He was a three-year starter at left tackle for the Mountaineers. He played in 52 games, and was named fourth-team All-America and first-team All-Big East in 2011 by Phil Steele’s College Football. He also earned second-team All-Big East after starting all 13 games as a junior.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Barclay signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 11, 2012.[3] He earned a spot on the Packers' 53-man roster in 2012. He played in all 16 regular-season games, and started both of Green Bay’s postseason games at right tackle.

Barclay started 15 games for the Packers in 2013, including the NFC Wild Card Game.

Barclay suffered a knee injury in training camp and missed the entire 2014 season.[4]

In 2015, Barclay played in all 16 regular-season games and made five starts. During a Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Barclay entered the game after David Bakhtiari was injured. However, he had one of the worst games of his career as he allowed four sacks, four quarterback hits, and three quarterback hits.[5]

Barclay played in all 16 regular-season games and three postseason games in 2016.

On March 10, 2017, Barclay signed a one-year $1.3 million contract with the Packers.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on September 3, 2017.[7] He was released with an injury settlement on October 24, 2017.[8]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On October 31, 2017, Barclay signed with the Detroit Lions.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on December 26, 2017 with a concussion.[10]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On July 31, 2018, Barclay signed with the New Orleans Saints.[11] He was released on September 1, 2018.[12]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On January 22, 2019, Barclay signed a futures contract with the Denver Broncos.[13] He was released on August 31, 2019.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Barclay appeared in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 along with then-teammates.[15]


  1. ^ Sinichak, Jessica (December 23, 2012). "Seneca Valley Grads Ready to Play Each Other in NFL". Patch. Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  2. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers bio Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Packers sign 14 non-drafted free agents". May 11, 2012. Archived from the original on November 16, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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  5. ^ Gomez, Jody (December 29, 2015). "Don Barclay's start at LT in Week 16 was a total nightmare". Fox Sports.
  6. ^ "Packers re-sign T/G Barclay". March 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Packers sign LB Brooks, claim LB Odom, place OL Barclay on IR". September 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Packers sign WR Max McCaffrey to practice squad". October 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lions sign free agent G Don Barclay and waive T Dan Skipper". October 31, 2017. Archived from the original on February 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lions sign TE Hakeem Valles to active roster from practice squad". December 26, 2017. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Saints sign receivers Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate, offensive lineman Don Barclay: sources". July 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ DiLalla, Aric (January 22, 2019). "Broncos sign OL Don Barclay to future contract".
  14. ^ DiLalla, Aric (August 31, 2019). "Broncos make series of roster moves to reach 53-man limit".
  15. ^ Schneidman, Matt (September 7, 2020). "Did you know? An interesting tidbit about every player on the Packers roster". The Athletic. Retrieved September 9, 2020.

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