Player Profile: Harry Barr

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Barr was a seasoned veteran of the game, what with him flattening anyone who was unfortunate enough to be lined against him.  But that’s just because the 1st year lineman took to indiscriminately hitting those wearing different colour to him like a Panther to a Wednesday night out.  It should come as no surprise then that Barr’s first act as a Panther was to lay out a Brighton linebacker who, bravely or foolishly, tried to take on the walking-talking stack of bricks.

If you’ve ever met Harry, one of the first things you’d notice is his infectious smile and personality, but if you’re yet to meet him on the field that’s not a side of him you’ll have the privilege to experience.  Describing his first league game against Bournemouth, Barr talks about the adrenaline that he gets pumping through him, “and the fear of f**king up”.  It would seem that the combination of these two things is a recipe for a very difficult day for the opposition, as the 1st year big-man routinely showed why he should be considered one of the best offensive lineman returning to the South-West division next year.

The Panther Posits – You can go to dinner with people, past or present.  Who do you go with and why?

“My Grandad because he was full of stories; Neil DeGrasse Tyson because he is one of the coolest and smartest minds we currently have and William Shakespeare so I can moan about how every kid in the UK now has to study his plays.”

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