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Barry Wood


William Barry Wood

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



Milton, MA


Harvard University (1929-1931)


An extremely gifted all-around athlete, Barry Wood earned ten varsity letters at Harvard, lettering in football, hockey, baseball and tennis. However, it was football at which he excelled, evidenced by his selection to the consensus All-America team in 1931. As a sophomore in 1929, he was a second- team pick and threw a 40-yard touchdown pass and drop-kicked two extra points in a 20-20 tie with Army. He drop-kicked a field goal and extra point in a 10-6 victory over Yale. In 1930, Harvard beat Yale 13-0; Wood led the way by completing six of nine passes. In 1931, he led two touchdown drives as Harvard beat Army 14-13. Wood was class president as a freshman and football captain as a senior. He made Phi Beta Kappa and went to Johns Hopkins, obtaining a medical degree in 1936. Dr. Wood served as a professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He was a professor of microbiology at Johns Hopkins, and from 1955 through 1959 vice-president of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Height 6'1

Weight 173

Career Highlights

  • 1931 Consensus All-America
  • 1929 Second Team All-America
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