Coach Barnes comes to FBU with a wealth of knowledge and playing experience. He played collegiately at Chabot College and the University of California-Berkeley. He then went on to be selected in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Barnes enjoyed 10 seasons with the raiders: five as a member of the Oakland Raiders and five as the Los Angeles Raiders. He played a total of 157 games in his NFL career with the Raiders. He intercepted 5 passes and had 6.5 sacks. However, nothing tops the two Super Bowl Championships that Barnes won as a member of the Raiders.
Jeff Barnes will be remembered as one of the greatest and toughest defensive players in the history of Hayward High, Chabot College and University of California at Berkeley. His fans will never forget his tough, full-tilt, let it all hang out style of play. Barnes will be remembered as a winner at every level of football competition.