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Connor Barwin

Director of Player Development


Connor Barwin enters his fourth season in the Philadelphia Eagles' front office as well as his second as the team's director of player development. He originally joined the Eagles' football operations staff as a special assistant to the general manager during the 2020 offseason, following a 10-year playing career (2009-18) that included four seasons in Philadelphia (2013-16).

Originally selected by the Houston Texans in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Barwin played in 142 career regular-season games (112 starts) and registered 56.5 sacks.

After spending his first four seasons with Houston (2009-12), Barwin signed with the Eagles during the 2013 offseason. He started all 65 games (regular season and playoffs) in which he played and recorded 31.5 sacks during his time in Philadelphia. In 2014, Barwin earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors after leading the NFC with 14.5 sacks.

Following his tenure with the Eagles, Barwin spent time playing for the Los Angeles Rams (2017) and New York Giants (2018).

Barwin's impact on the Greater Philadelphia region, along with his popularity among Eagles fans, extends far beyond his accomplishments on the football field. Founded by Barwin in 2013, his Make the World Better (MTWB) Foundation works with communities to plan and implement urban revitalization projects with a focus on youth engagement, stewardship building, green infrastructure, and public art. By hosting a variety of benefit concerts among other charity ventures, Barwin and MTWB have invested over $30 million into neighborhood redevelopment projects in Philadelphia. Redevelopment projects have included Vare Recreation Center in Grays Ferry, Waterloo Playground in Northwest Philadelphia, Smith Playground in South Philadelphia, and Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze.

A native of Detroit, MI, Barwin was a first-team All-America and All-Big East Conference selection at the University of Cincinnati, where he registered 12.0 sacks – third best in program history – as a senior in 2008. In the spring of 2023, Barwin graduated with a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Barwin resides in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife, Laura, and their two children: a son, West, and a daughter, Vera.