|Year(s)||2001–[[ NFL season|]]|
|NFL Draft||2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80|
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Kevan C. Barlow (born January 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football running back who is currently a Free Agent. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted in the third round (80th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2001 NFL Draft.
High school careerEdit
At Peabody High School in Pittsburgh, Barlow ran for 3,121 yards, and 31 touchdowns, and received for 433 yards and ten touchdowns. As a senior he had 3.5 sacks, 33 tackles, and one interception from the safety position. During his high school career, he was a two time All-City choice, City League Player of the Year and played in the Prestigious Big 33 Classic Game.
Barlow attended the University of Pittsburgh. While there he rushed 486 times for 2324 yards (4.78 yards per rush) and 20 touchdowns. He left school, being ranked 11th on the school's career scoring list with 144 points.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
After enjoying a breakout 2003 season behind a run blocking line in which Barlow had a 5.1 yard per carry average and 1024 yards, the 49ers gave him the starting job by releasing Garrison Hearst, signing him to a long term deal, five years, $28million. Following this extension, the 49ers cut, traded, or released 19 of the 22 starting players, placing Barlow in a position to carry the team primarily on his own. Barlow had to run behind a make shift offensive of line for two years, which ultimately affected his game.
The 2005 season seemed to mark a rebound in his running game. He had 420 yards on 102 carries for a 4.0 average through 7 games but finished the season with just 581 yards on 176 carries for only 3.3 statistics, the San Francisco offensive line became one of the worst in the league after the 2003 season.
New York JetsEdit
The Jets traded a conditional second round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for running back Kevan Barlow. He rushed for 370 yards in 12 games and scored 6 touchdowns.
Barlow signed a 1 year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, but was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury, and eventually released at the end of the season. That year Barlow worked out with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however was unable to pass the physical because of multiple injuries.