Fresno State: A talented and athletic player who has started 17 games in his career ... when healthy, can be a difference maker on the fields ... has made a lot of big plays for the Dogs over the last three seasons ... if healthy, he can contend for a starting spot ... has the talent as some of Fresno State's current NFL players who played in the position. (2008) Opened the season with a pair of interceptions against Rutgers but battled injuries the rest of the season, played in just six more games ... led the team in interceptions with two and had 25 tackles, one for a loss and had two pass deflections ... had season highs of six tackles against Wisconsin and UCLA ... missed the final five games due to injuries. (2007) Third on the team with 65 total tackles (28 solo and 37 assisted) ... played in all 12 games and had one forced fumble ... Had season-high eight total tackles (one solo, seven assisted) at New Mexico State and in the bowl win over Georgia Tech (two solos, six assists) ... had five total tackles, an interception and two break-ups against Kansas State. (2006) Appeared in 10 games and started the final four games of the season at free safety ... saw a lot of time on Fresno State's special teams ... finished the season with 16 tackles and a quarterback sack ... had a season-high four unassisted tackles against Hawai'i ... his sack came against Idaho ... finished the year with a season high five tackles against San Jose State. (2005) Redshirted.
High School: 2004 All-Conference (TRAC) linebacker and Central High School Coaches' Award recipient ... recorded 1,287 all-purpose yards and 20 touchdowns as a running back in 2004 ... rushed for 841 yards, averaging 8.4 yards per carry, and 12 touchdowns ... had 12 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns against Hoover ... threw a 21-yard touchdown pass against Sunnyside ... had three interceptions as a defensive back ... played basketball for Central as a freshman and sophomore, and ran track his sophomore through senior years ... had a GPA of 3.5 and earned high honors as a freshman and sophomore ... also recruited by Arizona State, Nevada, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.
Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1987 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Leif and Tamika Barrells ... has two brothers, Christian and Leif ... lists favorite athlete as Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade.