- Faith: Christian
- Career: Athlete
- Birthday: November 17, 1992
- Fun Fact: Barrett openly shares his faith on social media.
Shaquil Barrett is a football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Nebraska-Omaha before transferring to Colorado State University. In 2014, he was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. After playing with the Broncos for five seasons, including winning Super Bowl 50, Barrett signed with Tampa Bay. His play level increased, and in 2019, he made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams, leading the league in sacks. In 2021, the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Barrett attended Boys Town High School in Nebraska, where he was an all-state defensive lineman and was named Athlete of the Year. Barrett started playing college football at Nebraska-Omaha in 2010. However, after the school eliminated its football program after the 2010 season, Barrett transferred to Colorado State. Since he was moving from a school that cut its program, he was immediately eligible to play instead of sitting out for a year.
Barrett played for Colorado State University for three seasons. He started 35 of 38 games for CSU, totaling 246 tackles, 18 sacks, three interceptions, and three blocked kicks. He was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2013 after ranking fifth in the nation with 20.5 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks. Barrett married his wife, Jordanna, in 2012, and they share four children: Shaquil Jr., Braylon, Aaliyah, and Arrayah. Sadly, Arrayah died after drowning in their family pool in April of 2023. However, the couple recently announced that they’re expecting another child.
Is Shaquil Barrett religious?
Shaquil Barrett identifies as a Christian. After winning an NFC title in 2021, Barrett made sure to give God the glory, saying, “First of all, I just want to thank my Lord and Savior. To God be all the glory.” He also shares his faith on social media. In his Twitter bio, Barrett says, “Enjoying the grind of everyday life. Keeping God and family at the top of the list.” On Instagram, he often writes “#TGBTG,” which stands for “To God Be The Glory.”
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