36 Chris Barnwell
36 Chris Barnwell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
High School: Savannah Christian HS
Previous College: Allan Hancock College
Position: RB

2014 - Barnwell played in nine games for Southern, including three starts at running back... Finished the season with 210 rushing yards on 36 carries and two touchdowns... Both touchdowns came against Central Oklahoma, rushing for 28 yards on six attempts... His season high 52 yards was hit twice against Emporia State and Missouri Western.

2013 - A third-team All-MIAA selection as a running back, Barnwell also earned Don Hansen All-Super Region Three first-team and honorable mention All-American honors as he led the Lions with 878 yards and finished second on the team with seven rushing touchdowns...Finished sixth in the MIAA in rushing as the Lions also broke school records for rushing yardage (3,684), rushing touchdowns (42), and carries (597), all of which were set last season....Ran for over 100 yards in four games, including a season-high 161 yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown against Lincoln...Also caught three passes for 38 yards.

Prior to Southern - Barnwell comes to Southern after a pair of seasons at Allan Hancock College in California … An All-Conference selection this past season, Barnwell played in ten games and had 494 yards and four touchdowns … as a freshman, he racked up 652 yards and added five touchdowns … Barwell prepped at Savannah Christian High School where he was twice named an Offensive Player of the Year, once by the Savannah Morning Times and again named the 3-A (east) Region Player of the Year … He was an All-Conference selection all four seasons, while being named All-Empire three times and was an All-State pick twice … he finished his career by carrying the ball 280 times as a senior, totaling 1,706 yards and 20 touchdowns while missing nearly four full games with an ankle injury … For his career, Barnwell has rushed for over 5,800 yards.

Personal - He is the son of Joseph and Demetria Barnwell.