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Bob Barry is one of the greatest running backs in Wayne State football history and held the career record for rushing yards with 3,588 when he was inducted. The Battle Creek native starred at Wayne State from 1976-1979, earning Second Team NAIA All-American honors in 1977 when he rushed for 1,130 yards in 10 games. He was also named to the All-NAIA District 11 and All-World Herald State College Team in 1977 along with earned Second Team All-Central States Intercollegiate Conference honors. Barry is one of only two running backs to gain 1,000 or more yards in two seasons at Wayne State, achieving the feat in 1977 and 1978. Had a school-record seven 100-plus yard games in 1978. Barry earned NAIA honorable mention All-American honors in 1978 and 1979. In 1978, Barry was All-NAIA District 11, First Team All-CSIC and a member of the Omaha World Herald All-State College Team. Bob Barry was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 1988.