Pro Highlights

  • Placed on injured reserve on Sept. 15, 2015, due to an ankle injury suffered in the first quarter of the season opener at Chicago.
  • Led Green Bay in both tackles (15) and solo tackles (12) in the 2014 postseason.
  • Started seven games and finished No. 3 among Packers LBs with 68 tackles during the 2014 regular season. Recorded team highs in tackles during three games that season (10 at NO/10 vs. Atl./11 vs. Det.).
  • Contributed to a run defense that allowed 86.4 yards per game over the final eight contests in ‘14, No. 5 in the NFL over that span, and 3.6 yards per carry, No. 6 in the league over that span.
  • Appeared in seven games as a rookie in 2013, seeing time exclusively on special teams, before sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury vs. Chicago in Week 9.


A four-year letterman, he played in 49 games with 36 starts during his career and registered 258 tackles (151 solo), 21½ tackles for a loss, 6½ sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and nine passes defensed…Was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game following his senior campaign…Earned his degree in social science…Senior season (2012): Started 11 games and earned second-team All-Big East recognition…Posted career highs in tackles (80) and sacks (3½) and matched his career bests for tackles for a loss (6½), forced fumbles (two) and passes defensed (three)…Recorded at least seven tackles in eight of his 11 games, and his average of 7.3 tackles per game ranked eighth in the conference…Ranked second on the team in tackles…Paced the team with a career-high 10 tackles (six solo), including a half-tackle for a loss, at Louisville (Oct. 20)…Recorded a career-high two sacks and seven tackles (six solo) vs. Pittsburgh (Dec. 1) in his final collegiate game…Junior season (2011): Started all 12 contests and ranked third on the team with 72 tackles (45 solo)…Added 2½ sacks, 6½ tackles for a loss, two passes defensed, an interception that he returned for a TD, and a forced fumble…Posted his first career interception in the fourth quarter and returned the pick 30 yards for his first career TD, the final score in the Bulls’ 52-24 victory vs. Texas-El Paso (Sept. 24)…Sophomore season (2010): Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts and finished third on the team with 65 tackles (40 solo)…Added 6½ tackles for a loss, a half-sack, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed…Led the team with eight tackles (three solo) at Florida (Sept. 11)…Notched a team-leading eight tackles (three solo), including 1½ tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble vs. Florida Atlantic (Oct. 2)…Posted a season-high nine tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble at Cincinnati (Oct. 22)…Freshman season (2009): Played in 13 games with one start as a true freshman…Was named to the Big East All-Freshman team by…Posted 41 tackles (17 solo), including two tackles for a loss, and a pass defensed…Posted a season-high seven tackles (one solo), including a half-tackle for a loss, at Connecticut (Dec. 5).


Given name Samuel Kofi Barrington…Middle name means “Friday born”…Born in Orlando, Fla. …Single…Has a daughter, Samari…His father, Sam, was born in Ghana and currently lives there…Is a cousin of Packers DT Letroy Guion…High school: Posted 109 tackles and five sacks at linebacker and rushed for 1,188 yards and 17 TDs on 108 carries (11.0 avg.) at running back as a senior at Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, Fla. …Added an interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed…Selected to play in the 2008 Florida All-Star game…Started all four years on both sides of the ball…Also lettered four years in track and field, participating in the 110-meter hurdles and the discus event…Community involvement: Was the Packers’ nominee for the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year…Voted by his teammates as Green Bay’s 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner…Was given Pop Warner Football's annual Humanitarian Award in May 2016...Held his first annual “Green and Gold” charity event, hosted in partnership with the Dreambuilders Foundation, on October 12, 2015, to raise money and awareness for three after-school programs…Held the first annual Project Camp Barrington in July 2016, a free youth football camp in Jacksonville, Fla. …Was given the Packers’ 2015 Community Service Award at the annual Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Welcome Back” luncheon…Earned NFLPA Community MVP honors in September 2015…Part of the NFLPA’s 2015 One Team for the Cure campaign, helping to raise awareness and funding for cancer research…Participated in the March of Dimes chefs auction, holding a ping-pong party for the highest bidder at that event…Held a “Dinner with Sam Barrington” for Big Brothers Big Sisters…Is involved with a social-outreach and development organization in west Africa…Has participated in events around Wis­consin involving Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, The Salvation Army, Packers Kid Fan Club, the McCarthy Founda­tion and the PALS Program.…Residence: Jacksonville, Fla.