A four-year starter, Barrett served as captain of both the 1969 and 1970 Bulldog gridiron teams. He earned NAIA District 23 laurels twice (1968-69) and was a NAIA national honorable mention selection in 1968. The 5-10, 215-pound guard was regarded as an excellent blocker and a fierce competitor. A native of Lapeer, Barrett was a key member of the school’s first unbeaten team in 1968 (7-0-1) and garnered team Most Valuable Player Award accolades. He was a primary blocker for a pair of NAIA national honorable mention halfbacks in Rod Alexander and Tom Hamlett. Also an outstanding student, Barrett was chosen as Michigan Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1970 by the National Football Foundation before being drafted by the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos in 1971. A 1974 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate, Barrett received the Fred L. Mitchell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement at MSU. He went on to become chief of staff at Lakeview General Hospital in Battle Creek. A pioneer in diagnosing and treating Gastro Esophageal Reflex Disorders, Barrett has written a book of patient success stories, "Sick of Being Sick." The Battle Creek resident and his wife, Ann, have four daughters.