Nick Barber, Former Heritage Standout, Has Big Day Last Week For Hamline University

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caught 16 passes for 274 yards and four TD'S

ABOVE VIDEO: Barber makes a great one handed catch while playing for head coach Mark Ainsley and the Heritage Panthers.

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Palm Bay native Nick Barber’s big game Saturday at St. Olaf is drawing national attention.

The freshman is a wide receiver for Hamline University, a Division III school located in St. Paul, Minn. Last Saturday, he caught 16 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-33 loss at St. Olaf.

The yardage and touchdown numbers are school records and rank third in the country among D-III receivers.

For his efforts, the Heritage High School graduate was named MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week on Monday.

On Tuesday he was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week on offense.

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Barber recorded a six-pointer in all four quarters of the wild game. His 16 receptions was just two short of Dick Donlin’s school record, set against St. John’s in 1955 and four short of the MIAC mark set by Augsburg’s Royce Winford in 2007.

The yardage total was just 11 shy of the league standard, set by Carleton’s Jim Bradford in 1990.

Barber is just the second Piper freshman to earn a spot on the team since it was started in 2001. Hamline is 2-3 overall and plays Concordia on Saturday, October 14 at home.

Palm Bay native Nick Barber’s big game Saturday at St. Olaf is drawing national attention. The freshman is a wide receiver for Hamline University, a Division III school located in St. Paul, Minn. Last Saturday, he caught 16 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-33 loss at St. Olaf.

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