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Harris Barton

Offensive Tackle

Harris Scott Barton

Inducted 2021

Date of Birth



Sandy Springs, GA


University of North Carolina (1983-1986)


Harris Barton was dominate on the field and in the classroom. He was an NFF Scholar-Athlete in 1986 and was one of the most dominant offensive linemen in school history. He’s the sixth Tar Heel to enter the College Football Hall of Fame A First-Team All-America selection in 1986, he was named the ACC’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman after helping the Tar Heels finish sixth in the nation and first in the conference with 436 yards of total offense per game. Barton was also part of the offensive unit that finished 10th in the nation with 252.5 rushing yards per game. Barton was a four-year starter beginning his career at center before being switched to tackle as a sophomore to take better advantage of his skills. He led UNC to berths in the 1983 Peach Bowl and the 1986 Aloha Bowl. Barton was selected in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, spending his entire career with the franchise from 1987 through 1998. A 1993 Pro Bowl selection, Barton led the 49ers to victories in Super Bowls XXIII, XXIV and XXIX.


Height 6'4"

Weight 283

Career Highlights

  • 1986 All-Conference
  • 1986 First-Team All-America
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