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#AskAnEagle With Connor Barwin

Posted Aug 13, 2013

This summer during Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp presented by Sports Authority, the team’s Twitter account (@eagles) is giving fans a chance to interview their favorite players with the return of the weekly #AskAnEagle. This week’s Twitter Takeover features a 2013 offseason acquisition, LB Connor Barwin. Get to know one of the newest Eagles before he tackles your questions today after practice around 2 PM.

Twitter: @ConnorBarwin98
Instagram: @ConnorBarwin98

A Lone Star: LB Connor Barwin joined the Eagles after four solid seasons with the Houston Texans, who drafted Barwin in 2009 as a defensive end before transitioning him to linebacker in 2010. While in Houston, Barwin made franchise history with highlights that included a single-game record of 4 sacks (at Jacksonville in 2011), a career-high 11.5 sacks in 2011 (second Texan ever to record double-digit sacks in a single season) and contributing to the franchise’s first-ever playoff win, one of Barwin’s favorite personal sports moments. Despite the success in Houston, Barwin is hungry for more and ready to bring his size and speed to Philadelphia.

"I'm excited to play in Philadelphia and the history and the fans that are here," Barwin said. "It's exciting with the weapons that they have here and Chip Kelly and what the possibilities are."

#GoGreen: The new Eagles LB joins the team already aligned with the organization’s Go Green mission. Barwin’s vehicle of choice is an electrical-powered car from Tesla and as a fan of urban exploration and the son of a city planner, he prefers to use public transportation to immerse himself into his cities.

Barwin takes his environmentally conscious message to the fans and earlier this offseason, he encouraged his social media followers to recycle their No. 98 Texans jerseys. The winner? A fan who turned his Barwin Texans jersey into a reusable grocery bag.

Hometown Pride: The Detroit native attended University of Detroit High School, where he earned all-league, all-Catholic and all-district honors, receiving team MVP awards for both offense and defense. Barwin boasts his Motor City heart on his sleeve, literally, with a Detroit skyline tattoo on his bicep.

BBB – Bearcat Basketball & Buddies: Connor Barwin is one of four Cincinnati Bearcats on the roster, joining center Jason Kelce (his college roommate), tight end Brent Celek (who he backed up for two seasons before moving to defensive end) and linebacker Trent Cole. Always the versatile athlete, Barwin was a two-sport star at Cincinnati and spent two seasons on the basketball team. Another one of his favorite sports moments is having the chance to play basketball center stage at Madison Square Garden during Big East Tournament. He continues his basketball legacy in Philadelphia with the Eagles’ offseason basketball team.

LB Connor Barwin

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