He was a four-year letter winner for the on the football team from 1999-2002. The last three seasons he started at strong side linebacker. As a senior, Barnett was a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection. He led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo). Barnett registered his single game best against the University of California in 2001 with 18 tackles (11 solo). He majored in Business Administration and Communications.
He was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2007, he signed a 6-year extension to stay in Green Bay. He battled injuries in 2008 and then again 2010. In 2011, he got his chance to raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers defeated the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. He ranks second all-time in tackles for the Green Bay Packers.
After his time in Green Bay, Nick went on to play a couple years in Buffalo and then one year with the Redskins before calling it a career in the NFL.
He has since found a new avenue to channel his competitive fire by way of the lanes. In just under a year, he has reached a 210 average and strives to get better each and every day!
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