Chris Barclay
Chris  Barclay

Louisville, Ky.

Graduate Assistant, Defense

Alma Mater:
Wake Forest, 2009


Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)


Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Barclay's Playing Career Bio

The leading rusher in Wake Forest history, Chris Barclay is entering his third season as a member of the Demon Deacon football staff. After serving as the program's recruiting assistant in 2010, Barclay has served as graduate assistant for defense since 2011.

Barclay earned ACC Player of the Year honors in 2005 after leading the ACC in rushing with 1,127 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was just the fourth Demon Deacon to earn Player of the Year honors and the first since quarterback Jay Venuto in 1979. Barclay finished 15th in the nation in rushing yards per game and posted six 100-yard rushing games and a pair of 200-yard rushing games. The Louisville, Ky. native became the first player to lead the ACC in rushing in three consecutive seasons. He finished his career as Wake Forest's all-time leading rusher with 4,032 career yards and 40 touchdowns.

Barclay earned first team All-ACC honors as both a junior and senior after being named second team in 2003. He was Wake Forest's team MVP as both a junior and senior.

Following his Deacon career, Barclay played three seasons in the NFL from 2006-08. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns and spent his first season on the practice squad. Following the 2006 campaign, Barclay played for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europa.

In 2007, Barclay spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the Browns practice squad before being signed to the Tennessee Titans' active roster. He played in four games with the Titans before being claimed by the New Orleans Saints later that year. Barclay, who played in one game with the Saints, spent a portion of the 2008 season on the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.

Barclay received his degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest in 2009. Born Oct. 15, 1983, Barclay is the son of Larry and Gladys Barclay.

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