Career

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IMG_1258Achievements

• 1991 SWAC and HBCU National Championship Teams (Player)

• 1994 and 1995 All SWAC Wide Receiver

• 1998 First Alternate Pro Bowl Kick Returner

• 2003 Wide Receiver/Punt Returner Super Bowl XXXVII Championship Team

• 2010 SWAC East Divisional Title (Coach)

• 2013 SWAC Hall of Fame Inductee

• 2014 Sidney Lanier High School Jersey Retired

• 2016 CIAA Coach of the Week – Week 1

• 2017 CIAA Coach of the Yea

 


College Career
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A record-breaking receiver and kick returner, Reggie was recruited to Alabama State University by legendary coach Houston Markham. During his senior year at ASU, Reggie caught 58 passes for 1,267 yards. The Montgomery, AL native and Sidney Lanier High School standout finished his collegiate career with 133 catches and 2,536 yards.


Professional Career
Jacksonville Jaguars – National Football League (NFL)5

Reggie Barlow was selected in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was the kickoff to a successful professional career. In 1998, Reggie led the NFL in punt eturn yardage, with 43 returns for 555 yards and a touchdown. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate. Reggie still ranks among the Jaguars’ career leaders for most punt returns (79), most punt return yards (967), and average per return (12.2). He is among the all-time single-season leaders in punt return yardage (555 in 1998, tied for 37th best all-time as of 2014).

 

Oakland Raiders – National Football League (NFL)6

After five years in Jacksonville, Reggie joined the Oakland Raiders in 2001.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – National Football League (NFL)7

In 2002, Reggie joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. He was a member of the Super Bowl XXXVII Championship Team. He ended his NFL career in 2003 with 39 receptions for 522 yards and 1 TD. His largest statistical contributions were made on kickoff/punt returns. Reggie returned 80 career kickoffs for 1,855 yards and 1 TD, and 158 punts for 1,639 yards and 2 TDs.

 

Alabama State University – NCAA Division I College Football Head Coac8

Reggie joined the Alabama State University football staff as a quarterbacks coach in 2005. In his first season, he served as mentor and tutor to future NFL second-round draftee Tarvaris Jackson, who is currently a quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks.

Reggie was named interim head coach and later named the head coach in 2007. He has coached numerous current and former NFL players, including Tarvaris Jackson, a member of the Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Team; Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Terren Jones, former Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Greg Jenkins and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Nigel Carr.

During his tenure as head football coach, he coached his team to five consecutive winning seasons and ranks as the second all-time winningest coach in the school’s history.

 

Virginia State University – NCAA Division II College Football Head Coach

Reggie joined the Virginia State University football staff as head coach on May 5, 2016. The Reggie Barlow era at VSU was ushered in on September 3, 2016, with an explosive season-opening victory for the Trojans, bringing them their first win to open a year since 2013. Reggie was named CIAA Conference Football Coach of the Week after that victory.

Reggie and his Trojans finished the 2016 season with an 8-2 overall (5-2 CIAA), second best record in the competitive CIAA Northern Division and third overall in the conference. The Trojans also rounded out the year with an undefeated home record.

In addition to being named 2017 CIAA Coach of the Year, Coach Barlow led his Trojans to the program’s first 10-0 record, landing them a spot in the NCAA Division II College Playoffs.

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