Team?s long snapper on placekicks and punts the last two seasons ? Played with a knee injury last season, he hopes to be at full speed and strength in the coming campaign ... Outstanding student who earned a spot on the Academic All-District team last season and advanced to the national ballot for Academic All-America ? Has completed his bachelor?s degree in kinesiology; will begin his master?s work in sports administration this fall ... Has played in 22 games.
2001 (Junior): UK?s long snapper for the second consecutive season ... Sustained a knee injury during the season, but gamely continued to play ... Received his second varsity letter ... Named to the Verizon Academic All-District IV team and advanced to the national ballot for Academic All-America ... Also a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2000 (Sophomore): Handled long-snapping duties for UK?s punters and placekickers ? Did a good job and earned his first varsity letter ? Named the UK ?Walk-on of the Year? by the Johnny Unitas Foundation in Louisville ? Also a fine student who earned a nomination for the Verizon Academic All-America team.
1999 (Redshirt Freshman): Gained experience by playing for the UK junior varsity.
1998 (Freshman): Enrolled at UK but did not play football.
High School: Three-year starter as the long snapper for Nelson County (Ky.) HS ? Team compiled a three-year record of 36-6, including the Class AAAA state championship his junior year ? Picked as the team?s Best Junior Varsity Lineman as a junior ? Named the Most Valuable Special Teams Player his sophomore season ? Coached by Mark Brown ? Three-year letterman in baseball ? A first baseman who was named his team?s Best Defensive Player all three seasons ? Played one year of varsity basketball ? Won the team?s Academic Award in football, basketball, and baseball ? Member of the student council, National Honor Society, Pep Club, and Key Club ? Named to the academic all-state team and was chosen as his school?s ?Most Likely to Succeed.?
Personal: Full name is David Coleman Barnes Jr. ? Born 9-22-79 in Louisville ? Son of David and Cookie Barnes ? Major is kinesiology.
The Cats? Cause: Participated in the UK Schoolhouse Rock academic pep rally for 3,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students (2002).