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Barry Michael Church (born February 11, 1988) is an American football strong safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Toledo and signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

Contents

1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Dallas Cowboys

3.1.1 2010 3.1.2 2011 3.1.3 2012 3.1.4 2013 3.1.5 2014 3.1.6 2015 3.1.7 2016

3.2 Jacksonville Jaguars

4 Career statistics 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] Church attended Penn Hills High School, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. In football, he recorded 80 tackles, 9.0 sacks, and four interceptions while playing safety as a senior, that year he also played wide receiver, catching 30 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns. He was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's "Terrific 25" team, second-team all-state Class AAAA, first-team Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League-East honors, and played in the Big 33 Football Classic. Also an standout track & field athlete, Church was one of the state's top performers in the triple jump event, and captured the state title at the 2005 PTFCA Indoor State Championships with a leap of 14.32 meters (46 ft, 7 in).[1] He also recorded a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at the Metro Index camp. College career[edit] Church was a four-year starter while at the University of Toledo, finishing with 354 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 9 interceptions, 18 pass breakups, 6 forced fumbles, and 3 blocked kicks. In his first year, he was named second-team freshman All-American by The Sporting News and would be selected first-team All-MAC four straight years, becoming the first Toledo and the third Mid-American Conference player ever to achieve that distinction. As a senior, he was second on the team with 98 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, 2 pass deflections and 3 blocked kicks. He was one of the semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award and also played in the East-West Shrine Game. Professional career[edit]

External video

Barry Church's NFL Combine workout

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 33 1⁄4 in (0.84 m) 9 3⁄8 in (0.24 m) 4.72 s 1.64 s 2.75 s 4.17 s 6.65 s 36 in (0.91 m) 10 ft 1 in (3.07 m) 19 reps

All values from NFL Combine[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit] On April 25, 2010, the Dallas Cowboys signed Church to a three-year, $1.22 million contract that includes a $3,500 signing bonus after he went undrafted during the 2010 NFL Draft.[3][4] 2010[edit] Throughout training camp, Church competed for a roster spot as a backup safety against Michael Hamlin, Patrick Watkins, Michael Hamlin, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, and Danny McCray.[5][6] Head coach Wade Phillips named Church the backup strong safety, behind veteran Gerald Sensabaugh, to start the regular season.[7] He made his professional regular season debut in the Dallas Cowboys' Week 2 matchup against the Chicago Bears after being inactive for their season-opener. Church finished the Cowboys' 27–20 loss with one assisted tackle. He made his first career tackle with teammate Danny McCray on Danieal Manning during a 21-yard kick return by Manning in the second quarter.[8] On October 31, 2010, Church collected a season-high four combined tackles in the Cowboys' 35–17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. On November 9, 2010, the Dallas Cowboys fired head coach Wade Phillips after a 45–7 loss to the Green Bay Packers and falling to a 1-7 record.[9] He finished his rookie season in 2010 with 20 combined tackles (15 solo) in 15 games and zero starts.[10] He also made 16 tackles on special teams. 2011[edit] Church returned to training camp in 2011 and competed for a role as a backup safety against Andrew Sendejo, Danny McCray, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, and Michael Hamlin. Head coach Jason Garrett named him the backup behind Gerald Sensabaugh and Abram Elam to start the regular season.[11][12] In Week 4, Church recorded a season-high six combined tackles in a 34–30 loss to the Detroit Lions. On December 11, 2011, he earned his first career start and recorded two solo tackles before leaving the Cowboys' 37–34 loss to the New York Giants in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. On December 13, 2011, the Dallas Cowboys placed Church on injured reserve after discovering his shoulder would require surgery to repair the AC joint.[13] He finished his second season in 2011 with 28 combined tackles (21 solo) in 13 games and one start.[10] 2012[edit] He returned to training camp and competed for the job as the starting strong safety against Brodney Pool. Church was named the starting strong safety, alongside free safety Gerald Sensabaugh, to start season.[14] He started the Dallas Cowboys' season-opener at the New York Giants and recorded two combined tackles in their 24–17 victory. On September 23, 2012, Church made a season-high three solo tackles in a 16–10 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but left in the third quarter after sustaining a torn achilles. He underwent surgery to repair the tendon two days later.[15] Church finished his last season under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with six combined tackles (four solo) in three games and three starts.[10] On October 26, 2012, the Dallas Cowboys signed Church to a four-year, $8.82 million contract extension that includes $3.32 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.5 million.[16] 2013[edit] Throughout training camp, Church competed for the job as the starting free safety against rookie J. J. Wilcox and Matt Johnson after it was left vacant by the retirement of Gerald Sensabaugh.[17] Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin named him the starting free safety, along with strong safety Will Allen, to start the regular season.[18] On October 20, 2013, Church recorded five combined tackles, broke up a pass, and made his first career interception off a ass by quarterback Matt Barkley during a 17–3 victory at the Philadelphia Eagles. In Week 10, he collected a season-high 14 combined tackles (nine solo) in the Cowboys' 49–17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The following week, Church made 13 combined tackles (eight solo) in a 24-21 victory at the New York Giants.[19] Church finished his first full season as a starter with a career-high 135 combined tackles (107 solo), six pass deflections, three forced fumbles, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.[10] 2014[edit] Church entered training camp slated as the starting free safety with starting strong safety J.J. Wilcox.[20] In Week 12, Church recorded eight solo tackles, deflected a pass, and returned an interception by Eli Manning for a 45-yard gain during their 35–28 victory at the New York Giants. The following week, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (nine solo) and broke up a pass in the Cowboys' 33–10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.[21] He finished the season with 97 combined tackles (77 solo), six pass deflections, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 games and 16 starts.[10] The Dallas Cowboys finished first in the NFC East with a 12–4 record and received a playoff berth. On January 4, 2015, Church started in his first career playoff game and recorded four combined tackles during a 24–20 victory against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wildcard Game. The following week, he made eight combined tackles in the Cowboys' 26–21 loss at the Green Bay Packers.[21] 2015[edit] Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli opted to retain Church and Wilcox as the starting safety duo after assistant head coach/co-defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was not re-signed during the off-season.[22] In Week 10, Church collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (nine solo) during the Cowboys' 10–6 loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On December 13, 2015, he tied his season-high of 11 combined tackles (nine solo) during a 28–7 loss at the Green Bay Packers. On December 27, 2015, Church recorded seven combined tackles, but left the Cowboys' 16–6 loss at the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter after breaking his right arm.[23] He was expected to be in a cast for 6–8 weeks and missed the last game of the season.[24] He finished the 2015 season with 117 combined tackles (78 solo) and a forced fumble in 15 games and 15 starts.[10] 2016[edit] Head coach Jason Garrett named Church the starting strong safety, alongside starting free safety Byron Jones.[25] In a Week 2, Church made five combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass by Kirk Cousins in the endzone. The interception set up Dak Prescott for the Cowboys' game-winning drive in the their 27–23 victory at the Washington Redskins.[26] Against the Green Bay Packers he had five tackles, a forced fumble, a pass defended, and a third-quarter interception. On October 30, 2016, Church made three combined tackles before leaving Dallas' 29–23 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter after fracturing his forearm during a tocuhdown drive by the Eagles. He was sidelined for four consecutive games (Weeks 9–12) due to the injury, but returned in Week 13 and opted to play with his cast on.[27] In Week 16, he collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (seven solo) in a 42–31 victory against the Detroit Lions.[28] Church completed the 2016 season with 85 combined tackles (61 solo), four passes defensed, and two interceptions in 12 games and 12 starts.[10] He received an overall grade of 86.2 from Pro Football Focus in 2016 and ranked ninth among all qualifying safeties.[29] Jacksonville Jaguars[edit] On March 9, 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Church to a four-year, $26 million contract that includes $12 million guaranteed.[4][30][31] Head coach Doug Marrone named Church the starting strong safety, along with free safety Tashaun Gipson, after it was left vacant due to Jonathan Cyprien's departure to the Tennessee Titans in free agency.[32] In Week 4, Church made made six combined tackles and recorded his first career sack on quarterback Josh McCown in the Jaguars' 23–20 loss at the New York Jets. On October 8, 2017, Church recorded five combined tackles, deflected a pass, and returned an interception by Ben Roethlisberger for a 51-yard touchdown during a 30–9 victory at the Pittsburgh Steelers. It marked his first career touchdown in eight seasons. The Jaguars' defense set a franchise record by intercepting five passes by Ben Roethlisberger during their game. In Week 12, he collected a season-high nine combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass by Carson Palmer during a 27–24 loss at the Arizona Cardinals. Church finished his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars with 74 combined tackles (58 solo), eight pass deflections, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.[10] The Jacksonville Jaguars finished first in the AFC South with a 10–6 record to clinch a playoff berth. The Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wildcard Game and went on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45–42 in the AFC Divisional round. Church recorded seven combined tackles during their victory over the Steelers. On January 21, 2018, Church made one tackle during the Jaguars' 24–20 loss at the New England. He drew criticism and received a personal foul after delivering a hit to tight end Rob Gronkowski's head. Gronkowski was immediately carted of the field and did not return after he suffered a concussion. On January 26, 2018, Church was fined $24,309 for the hit.[33] Pro Football Focus gave Church an overall grade of 83.2 in 2017, ranking him 22nd among all qualifying safeties.[34] Career statistics[edit]

Regular season

NFL career statistics

Season Tackles Fumbles Interceptions

Year Team G Comb Solo Asst Sack FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD

2010 DAL 15 20 15 5 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

2011 DAL 13 28 21 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

2012 DAL 3 6 4 2 0.0 0 1 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

2013 DAL 16 135 107 28 0.0 3 1 27 1 0 0.0 0 0 6

2014 DAL 16 97 77 20 0.0 1 1 -1 2 49 24.5 45 0 6

2015 DAL 15 117 78 39 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

2016 DAL 12 85 61 24 0.0 1 0 0 2 14 7.0 14 0 4

2017 JAX 16 74 58 16 1.5 0 0 0 4 51 12.8 51 1 8

Career 106 562 421 141 1.5 7 3 32 9 114 12.7 51 1 24

Postseason

NFL career statistics

Season Tackles Fumbles Interceptions

Year Team G Comb Solo Asst Sack FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD

2014 DAL 2 12 10 2 0.0 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 DAL 1 4 2 2 1.0 1 0 0 2 14 7.0 14 0 0

2017 JAX 3 13 10 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career 106 562 421 141 1.5 7 3 32 9 114 12.7 51 1 24

Key to abbreviations

G = Games played Comb = Combined tackles Solo = Solo tackles Asst = Assisted tackles Sack Quarterback sacks FF = Fumbles forced FR = Fumbles recovered Yds = Fumble return yards Int = Interceptions Yds = Interception return yards Avg = Interception return average Lng = Longest interception return TD = Defensive touchdowns PD = Passes defended References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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