8 Richard Barnes
8 Richard Barnes
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Painesville, Ohio
High School: Harvey
Position: QB

Hoping to combine his athleticism and experience into earning the starting quarterback position for a fourth season … A dual threat, possessing a strong arm and excellent mobility … Proven to be especially elusive when facing pressure in the pocket … 2012: Held off a strong challenge for the starting quarterback position during training camp and spent nine games there, missing one due to injury … Ranked sixth in the conference in passing yards (152.2 ypg) and total offense (166.8 ypg), as well as seventh in efficiency (109.1) … Completed 54.4 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards and 12 touchdowns and was team’s sixth-leading rusher with 131 yards and a couple of scores … Threw for a season-high 213 yards and three touchdowns during a turnover-free performance at Case Western Reserve (Oct. 6), then passed for three more scores and rushed for one the next week against Hiram (Oct. 13) … Week one saw him produce a season-best 249 yards of total offense (198 passing, 51 rushing) against Allegheny (Sept. 1) … 2011: Started at quarterback the first three games before enduring lower leg injury early in fourth quarter at Oberlin (Sept. 17) … Had combined for 577 yards of total offense to that point, passing for 467 on 52-of-100 completions and adding 110 on the ground … Scored a rushing touchdown in the Oberlin game, converting on a 4th-and-goal from the two-yard line … 2010: NCAC Newcomer of the Year and honorable mention on the all-conference team … Won the starting quarterback position in camp and took all but a handful of snaps during the season … Ranked second in the league in total offense at 235.5 yards per game … Completed a team-record 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,046 yards – the second-most in school history – and 14 touchdowns … Also team’s second-leading rusher with 309 yards and six scores on the ground … Career highs of 320 passing yards and 353 of total offense came against Hiram (Oct. 30) … Rushed for career-best 75 yards against Oberlin (Sept. 18) … Threw three touchdown passes at Denison (Oct. 2) and ran for two in the Hiram game … Prior to Wooster: Twice a second-team all-district award winner, garnering the recognition at the athlete position as a senior and quarterback as a junior at Painesville Harvey High School … Personal: Born March 24, 1992 … Son of Richard and Regina Barnes … Majoring in philosophy.