A two-year starter during his five seasons ... one of the top cornerbacks in the ACC his final two years ... played in 43 career games, including 21 starts ... has good speed and coverage skills ... has good jumping ability which allows him to cover bigger receivers ... also saw action on special teams throughout his career ... was durable throughout his career until an injury midway through his senior season ... invited to the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl and the 2009 NFL Combine ... member of the 2008 Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee.
As a Senior (2008): An All-ACC nominee ... started the first seven games at CB before being sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury ... had two interceptions on the season which was second on the team ... notched the team's first interception of the season when he picked off a pass by Delaware WR Aaron Love on a flee-flicker during the first drive of the season-opener's second half (8/30) ... added his first career forced fumble when he stripped Delaware RB Jonathon Smith on fourth down in the second quarter of the same game ... intercepted Cal QB Kevin Riley and returned it 17 yards to set up Maryland's second touchdown during the first quarter vs. the Golden Bears (9/13) ... notched two PBUs and his first career blocked field goal at Virginia (10/4) ... tallied a forced fumble vs. Wake Forest (10/18) before leaving the game with a season-ending shoulder injury ... had his streak of 20 straight starts snapped the folllowing week vs. NC State (10/25) ... was a regular at practice after the injury, serving as a student coach.
As a Junior (2007): An All-ACC nominee at cornerback ... led the team with four interceptions, the most by a Terp since Dominique Foxworth had five in 2002 ... second on the team in pass breakups (nine) ... fifth on the team with 65 tackles ... also fourth on the team with 47 solo stops ... tied for seventh in the ACC and 77th in the country in interceptions (0.31 pg) ... tied for fifth in the ACC and 55th in the NCAA in passes defended (1.00 pg) ... started all 13 games at cornerback ... also a regular on special teams where he posted 10 tackles on the season ... (vs. Villanova) ... grabbed his first career interception and returned it 28 yards ... recorded four tackles as defense held Wildcats to 28 total yards in the second half ... (vs. FIU) ... snagged an interception for the second consecutive week ... returned the pick 21 yards to set up a Lance Ball TD and seal the win ... (vs. WVU) ... started and recorded two tackles ... (vs. WF) ... picked off a Riley Skinner pass in the fourth quarter and returned it six yards ... recorded five tackles, including four solo ... had one tackle for a loss of one yard ... (vs. Rutgers) ... recorded four total tackles including three solo ... broke up a career-high three Mike Teel passes in the upset of the 10th-ranked Scarlet Knights ... (vs. GT) ... led the Terps with a career-high eight solo tackles ... had a career-best 10 tackles, including one for a loss ... also broke up two passes ... (vs. UVA) ... led all defensive backs with eight tackles, including six solo stops ... also broke up one pass ... (vs. Clemson) ... led all defensive backs with nine stops, including six solo ... (vs. UNC) ... made six tackles including five solo ... intercepted a pass on a deep throw from T.J. Yates on Carolina's first drive ... (vs. BC) ... recorded seven tackles ... (vs. FSU) ... had three tackles (all solo), including one for a loss of eight yards ... (vs. NCSU) ... recorded two tackles and two pass breakups ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... had two tackles, including a TFL.
As a Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games at cornerback, including one start ... also saw action on special teams ... (vs. W&M) ... finished with one assisted tackle ... (vs. WVU) ... registered one solo stop ... (vs. FIU) ... recorded one solo tackle ... first career start ... (vs. GT) ... notched a season-best three tackles (two solo) ... (vs. UVA) ... matched his season-high with three tackles, all solo (season best) ... (vs. NCSU) ... notched two solo tackles ... (vs. PU, Champs Sports Bowl) ... played but did not record any statistics.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2005): Saw action in 10 games, playing primarily on special teams ... finished the season with four tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup ... (vs. Clemson) ... knocked down RB James Davis for first career tackle in the first quarter ... finished the game with a season-best two tackles (both solo) and a pass breakup.
As a Freshman (2004): Redshirt season ... named defensive scout team player of the week for his work leading up to the NC State and Virginia Tech games.
At Old Mill High School: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... saw action at cornerback and wide receiver ... posted 62 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions, three PBUs and a fumble recovery as a senior ... also had 17 receptions for 435 yards and three TDs in 2003 as well as one rushing touchdown ... had nine interceptions and 129 tackles in his two years as a starter ... also posted 10 receptions for 222 yards and four TDs as a junior ... senior honors included Big School all-state by the Associated Press, All-Met by the Baltimore Sun and honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post ... also a Mid-Atlantic all-region pick by SuperPrep ... an all-region selection by PrepStar ... named second team Big School all-state (AP), honorable mention All-Met (Baltimore Sun) and all-county as a junior ... also competed in track and basketball ... won state 4A high jump with a leap of 6-06 in his first year competing (junior) ... an early commitment who was also recruited by Virginia and Duke ... coached by Mike Marcus.
Personal: Born Sept. 15, 1986 ... parents are Debra and Kenneth Hilliard ... a sociology major who graduated in Dec. 2008.
Barnes' Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2005 10-0 4 0 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 1 0-0 2006 13-1 9 2 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2007 13-13 47 18 65 5.5-18 0.0-0 0 0 9 4-55 2008 7-7 15 5 20 0.0-0 0.0-0 2 0 5 2-27 Career 43-21 75 25 100 5.5-18 0.0-0 2 0 15 6-82