2006: Running back who showed improvement and potential before suffering a knee injury against Marshall that sidelined him for the remaining four games of the season...Played in the season opener against Ole Miss but was not credited with a carry...Rushed twice for a total of four yards against Chattanooga...Did not play against East Carolina or Tennessee...Returned to the field against UAB but did not carry the ball in that meeting...Saw extended action against Arkansas State and logged 27 yards on six carries with a long run of 11 yards in that contest...Had kick returns of 18 yards and 22 yards against the Indians...Had one of his better games against Tulsa where he was credited with four carries, one reception and four kickoff returns...Totaled 10 rushing yards and caught a pass for three yards against the Golden Hurricane...Credited with kickoff returns of 16, 18, 33 and 14 yards in the Tulsa contest...Was making great progress towards a breakout game against Marshall before leaving the game with a knee injury...Credited with five carries for 40 yards and a kickoff return for 22 yards against the Thundering Herd...Two of his runs were for first downs and he had a season-long run of 16 yards versus Marshall...Was injured on the long play and did not return to the field...Was able to work out with the team in the spring.
2005: Redshirted in 2005...Was named co-Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the team banquet.
Prep: Played for Coach Hank Hawkins at Millington High...Lettered four years as a Trojan football player...Rushed for 1,279 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior...Led the Trojans to the Class 5A state playoffs and an 8-3 record...Averaged 9.1 yards per carry as a senior...Scored five touchdowns and returned a kickoff 80 yards against Munford...Totaled 237 yards on eight carries in the game against Munford...Was named the Region 7 5-A Offensive Player of the Year...Was also selected as a first-team all-region pick at running back and kickoff returner...Named a Best of the Prep selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2004...Rushed for more than 2,500 yards in his final two prep seasons.
Personal: Miguel Shontay Barnes is the son of Melvin and Barbara Barnes...Born August 25, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn....His brother, Marlon, played at Colorado and in the NFL for several years...Brothers, Melvin and Marvin, both ran track at Memphis...Brother, Marcus, ran track at Louisville.
BARNES' STATISTICS Rushing G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG 2006 6/0 17 81 4.8 0 16