LSU Gold
Defensive Tackle
Moss Point, Miss.
High School
Moss Point HS

• 1999 SEC Football Academic Honor Roll

Solid tackle who bolstered the middle of the Tigers’ defensive line the past three seasons … Listed No. 2 on the LSU depth chart at DT … Started first 3 games of season and then against vs. Kentucky … Did not play vs. Florida … Had 19 tackles and a team-best 5 of those have gone for losses … Graduated in May of 2001 with a degree in Management Information Systems.

Finished seventh on the team with 44 tackles, including four for losses … Tied for second on the squad with a pair of sacks … Named LSU’s Defensive Player of the Week against Florida as he totaled five tackles (two for losses) to go with one sack … Posted a season-best seven tackles in LSU’s overtime win over Mississippi State … Notched five tackles, including one for a loss, against Arkansas … Missed only the UAB game (concussion).

Solid contributor for the Tigers on the defensive line … Played in every game in 1999 … Started final eight games of the season at noseguard … Made 47 tackles, including seven tackles for losses totaling 15 yards … Also had a pair of sacks for minus eight yards, five quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery … Enjoyed his best game of the year at Miss. State where he tallied five tackles, including two tackles for a loss of five yards and one sack … Had a career high in tackles at Alabama where he made seven stops, and also one tackle for a loss … Was selected to the 1999 All-SEC Academic Honor Roll Team.

Played in three games as a backup to All-American noseguard Anthony McFarland … Saw action vs. Arkansas State, Idaho and Mississippi State, all Tiger victories … Made five tackles, including two behind the line … High tackle game of three vs. Idaho … Played in 23 plays from scrimmage … Redshirted as a true freshman in 1997.

Member of Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 … No. 11 in Superprep Dixie 103 … Led Moss Point to a 13-1 record and the state title his senior year … Regional Defensive Player of the Year … As a senior, recorded 122 tackles, 10 sacks, and 15 hurries … Caused five fumbles and recovered six his senior year … Finished third in the state in the shot put as a junior … Coached in high school by Jerry Alexander.

Full name is Muskingum Tyrone Barnes … Goes by either Muskingum or Ty … Born March 30, 1978, in Biloxi, Miss. … Parents are Michael and Tredia Barnes … Has one brother, Michael Jr., and two sisters, Michelle and Angela.

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