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David Barrent
David Barrent

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Clive, Iowa

High School:
Valley

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 308

Position:
OT

Experience:
1L


2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in seven games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . served as the back-up left tackle behind D.J. Young . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . did not participate in contact drills during the spring while recovering from a back injury.

2009 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the West Team in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas . . . named to PrepStar's Dream Team . . . also earned All-America honors from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and SuperPrep . . . rated among the nation's top prospects by ESPNU (No. 70), Rivals.com (No. 85), PrepStar (No. 85), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 91) and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 156) . . . listed among the Midwest's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 6) . . . ranked among the Midlands' top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 18) . . . rated among the country's top offensive linemen by CFN.com (No. 14) and SuperPrep (No. 27) . . . listed among the nation's top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 9) and Scout.com (No. 27) . . . ranked among the country's top left tackles by Max Emfinger Recruiting (No. 15) . . . rated the state's No. 1 overall prospect by Rivals.com . . . two-year starter for Coach Gary Swenson at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa . . . earned consensus first-team all-state honors as a senior . . . two-time all-city selection . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Tigers rush for more than 3,100 yards en route to the 2008 Class 4A state championship (14-0 record) . . . started all 13 games as a junior for a team that finished 12-1 while advancing to the state semifinals . . . also participated in track and field, competing in the shot and discus . . . son of Rich and Laura Barrent . . . born July 24, 1990 . . . graduated with a 3.8 grade-point average . . . majoring in mechanical engineering.