- Faith: Judaism
- Career: Athlete
- Birthday: April 19, 1964
- Accomplishments: The Super Bowl
- Fun Fact: Barton went to the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta, now called the Greenfield Hebrew Academy, the first Jewish day school in America.
Harris Scott Barton was born in Sandy Springs, Georgia to a Jewish family. His mother was from an Orthodox Jewish family in Queens, New York. Both Barton's parents eventually developed and died from brain cancer, leading Barton to found Champion Charities. The organization raises money to fund brain tumor research. At the age of five, Barton began playing football and was recruited by over 100 colleges for his football skills. He was originally thought of as a defensive lineman, but he switched to center early in his colelge career. He was a first round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 1987, and he would go on to win three Super Bowls with them.
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