Alex Barron life and biography

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Alex Barron biography

Date of birth : 1982-09-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-13
Credited as : Professional football player, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rems

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Alex Benjamin Barron (born September 28, 1982 in Orangeburg, South Carolina) is an American football offensive tackle currently playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was selected with the 19th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Florida State University by the St. Louis Rams.

Barron attended Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and was a two-sport star in football and basketball. In football, he was named an All-American by both PrepStar and Football News, ranked the Number 3 lineman in the nation by PrepStar, named to the All-South team by the Orlando Sentinel, and selected as Jeff Whittaker's Deep South Recruiting Guide South Carolina Player of the Year.

College career

Barron attended Florida State University and was a football star. As a senior, Barron was one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, and won consensus All-America first-team honors. He graduated with a social science degree.

Professional career

St. Louis Rams

Barron was the nineteenth pick overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft. On August 14, 2005, Barron signed a five-year, $9.2 million contract with the Rams with escalators that could take the value to over $11 million.. The contract featured $5.5 million in guaranteed money, not including the signing bonus of $1 million. He started for the Rams since his rookie season.

Dallas Cowboys

Barron was traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Dallas Cowboys for linebacker Bobby Carpenter on May 10, 2010.

Barron was called for holding on the final play of the Cowboys' game against the rival Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on September 12, 2010. Barron wrapped his right arm around the neck of Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, drawing the flag from referee Tony Corrente. The holding call negated a touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Roy Williams which would have tied the game, and Dallas could have won with a successful conversion. Since the penalty occurred as time expired, the Cowboys were not entitled to have the down replayed. Washington won 13-7 in its first game under coach Mike Shanahan.

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