UCLA — Collin is one of five second-year freshmen expected to provide depth on the offensive line … He can play both guard and tackle but enters Fall camp listed as a reserve guard … He is a hard worker who made good improvement during his first Spring Practice … He has excellent size for the position.
2001 — Did not play in his first season in the program and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three varsity letters in football as an offensive and defensive lineman for coach Russell Anderson at Wortham, TX High … Member of PrepStar Dream Team (No. 17 offensive lineman) … PrepStar All-American (No. 4 offensive lineman in Midlands region) … SuperPrep All-American (No. 22 offensive lineman) … Rated nation’s No. 25 offensive lineman by FoxStudentSports.com … PrepStar Super 30 All-Midlands (No. 17 prospect) … SuperPrep All-Southwest/Texas (No. 16 prospect) … Rated nation’s No. 33 offensive lineman by Rivals.com … Tom Lemming All-Southwest … Student Sports Senior All-American … All-State selection … Pre-season PrepStar Super 30 All-Midlands … Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 25 offensive lineman and No. 15 prospect in Texas) … In 1999, selected All-State, All-Area and All-District … Also played on Wortham’s basketball team for coach Jarrell and on the track team for coach Leroy Johnson.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Joseph Collin Barker … Born: December 13, 1982 in Nederland, TX … Parents: Larry and Barbara Barker … Has three brothers — Adam, Lee and Luke — and one sister, Laura Beth … Lists his biggest thrill in sports to date as seeing his team rally from a 19-6 deficit late in the fourth quarter to win 20-19 and advance to the State semi-finals … Patterns his style of play after lineman Leonard Davis of the Arizona Cardinals … Hobbies include spending time with friends and family and playing backyard football … Lists Economics as his favorite class … Undeclared major.