Barrett in 2015
|No. 48 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||November 17, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2016|
Shaquil Barrett (born November 17, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Colorado State University.
Barrett started playing college football at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2010. After the school eliminated its football program, he transferred to Colorado State. Since Barrett was transferring from a school that cut its program, he was eligible to play immediately instead of having to sit out a year.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Barrett signed with the Denver Broncos. After being waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season, the Broncos signed him to their practice squad on August 31, 2014. After the 2015 NFL preseason, he made the final 53-man roster. He finished the preseason with the most sacks of any player. In week 6 of the 2015 season, Barrett had his first NFL start after Demarcus Ware suffered a back injury. Barrett played in Super Bowl 50, but left the game to be evaluated with a concussion. He returned to finish the game and the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24–10.
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