2006: Came to Memphis as a quarterback and made the transition to running back and wide receiver during the 2006 season...Plays with speed and agility and settled in as a slot receiver midway through the year...Saw action in eight of the 12 games but was not credited with a reception...Also worked as a member of the special teams unit, primarily with the punt and kick return teams.
2005: Did not appear in the season opener against Ole Miss...Saw his first collegiate playing time in the Tigers' win over Chattanooga...Completed 7-of-8 pass attempts for 55 yards and one touchdown against the Mocs...Threw his first collegiate touchdown on a 26-yard pass to tight end Brett Russell...Also rushed the ball five times for 42 yards, including a long gainer of 14 yards...Entered the Tulsa game in the fourth quarter and led the Tigers to two scores...Drove the team 54 yards for a field goal and later led a 65-yard charge that ended with a DeAngelo Williams touchdown run, tying the game with 1:39 remaining...Took over the offense for the overtime period when starter Will Hudgens suffered a broken leg...Finished the Tulsa game with 18 yards passing and gained 36 yards on five rushes...Had his first collegiate start against undefeated UTEP...Completed 12-of-19 pass attempts for 79 yards in the upset win over the Miners... Returned the following week as the starter against UCF and completed 13-of-22 pass attempts for 71 yards in the loss...Suffered his first collegiate pass interception against UCF...Saw special teams action in the Marshall victory...Finished his freshman season completing 33-of-53 pass attempts for 223 yards and one touchdown...Rushed the ball 23 times for 99 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
Prep: Lettered three years at Cornerstone Christian High School in San Antonio, Texas, before transferring to Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La....Played for Coach Dennis Dunn at ECA...Helped his squad to an 11-3 record and a state championship title in 2004...Was an offensive weapon, turning in 2,458 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns while seeing time at quarterback, running back, receiver and kick returner...Rushed for 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns on 181 carries...Also totaled 666 yards and seven touchdowns on 49 receptions...Passed for 176 yards and one touchdown...Completed 23 of his 44 pass attempts for a rate of 52.3 percent... Listed as one of the top overall athletes in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine...As a junior at CCHS, ended the 2003 season with 5,052 yards of total offense after racking up 3,498 yards passing and 1,554 yards rushing...Mark of 5,052 yards of total offense rank as the ninth-highest total ever amassed in prep football according to the National Federation of State High School Associations...In three years at CCHS, led his squads to two state championships (2001, 2003) and a state regional finalist showing in 2002...Named TAPPS 3A Player of the Year in 2003...Voted as the MVP of the state championship game in 2003...Selected as his team's MVP as a sophomore and junior...Was a three-time selection to the all-state and all-district teams...Tabbed by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine as the 2003 Private School Player of the Year...Also lettered in track and was the state champion in the 100-meter and the 200-meter sprints in 2003.
Personal: William Barefield is the son of Keith and Carrie Barefield...His father is currently the head football coach at Northwest Oklahoma State University...Born September 8, 1986, in Springfield, Mo....Signed with the Tigers in December 2004, and graduated early from Evangel Christian Academy so he could join the Tigers for spring workouts in 2005.
BAREFIELD'S STATISTICS Passing G/S Att Comp Yds Int Tds 2005 6/2 53 33 223 1 1 2006 8/0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 14/2 53 33 223 1 1