Barry was honored as the Most Valuable Defensive Player as a member of the Colts, as well as by his Dolphins' teammates. He was an integral part of the Indianapolis Colts defensive unit for 10 years, before ending his career with the Miami Dolphins following the 1991 season. As the Colts #1 draft pick in 1979, Barry racked up more than 1,000 career tackles.
An All-American honoree at Alabama, Barry is still a folk hero in the eyes of Crimson Tide fans for leading the famed “Goal Line Stand” on a fourth-and-one play by Penn State, which led to Alabama’s victory in the 1979 Sugar Bowl. This prestigious win resulted in a national title for the team, along with Barry being voted Most Valuable Player of the 1979 Sugar Bowl. Barry was the first defensive player since 1942 to have this honor bestowed upon him.
Barry’s other honors include:
A serious knee injury in 1986 almost ended Barry’s career. Following reconstructive surgery and nearly a year of intense rehabilitation, Barry regained his starting role in 1987 and amassed an amazing 104 tackles in just 12 games.
Barry Krauss retired from the National Football League after 13 years and is regarded as one of the toughest linebackers to ever play the game. Known for his hard-nosed, aggressive style of play, he was known as one of the most popular Colts in history.
Since retiring, Barry has been involved in broadcasting and business. He is currently a successful businessman and a much sought-after speaker for corporations, trade associations, conventions, and charitable organizations. His topics of expertise include motivation, team building, leadership, high performance, goal setting, and sales training.
Barry is a member of an organization that travels the country with former professional athletes sharing their testimonies. Barry has also been very active in charitable causes over the years. His favorite charities include The United Way and Riley Hospital for Children.
Barry’s family includes wife Darcy and children Ashley, Charlsie, Savannah, and Karsten.
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