Barton Football announces Winter Showcase Event: By Taylor Barton

February 7, 2014

       The Barton Football Academy is excited to announce our first annual Winter Showcase. The event will take place on March 1st at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. This event will include all positions, and for the first time we will also include Specialists (Punters, Kickers, Long Snappers). There will be three separate sessions, the first being for graduating seniors ONLY, the second for Specialists (graduating and underclass) and…

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From small town, Oregon, to the bright lights of the NFL; through the eyes of Kellen Clemens: By Taylor Barton

July 11, 2013

  2 years ago I had the opportunity of spending the entire week in St. Louis with Rams starting QB Kellen Clemens. I took my camera out to document what an entire week for a starting NFL QB looked like. It was cool to see the normal, civilian side of things where we went out to lunches, dinners, and even went to a movie theater and saw a movie. Then…

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NEI Joins Forces With The Tanoa Bowl: By Taylor Barton

November 1, 2012

       2012 has been a Banner year for the Barton Football Academy and NEI.  So it’s only right we get to make a Huge Announcement while we’re still in the 2012 Calendar Year.  We have been invited to participate in and help coordinate the Tanoa Bowl, an Annual All Star Game that produces 4 teams from 4 states; Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Utah.  Simi Strickland and his group started…

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2012 Campus Tour Stop #1; University of Nevada

  Nevada was the 1st stop on my College Tour, and definitely a memorable one. One of my good friends is Nick Rolovich, their QB coach. We go all the way back to our Junior College days in San Francisco, and have known each other and been friends ever since. He was a great QB at Hawaii as a player, and the last few years he was the Offensive Coordinator…

July 13, 2012
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2012 Campus Tour Stop #2; University of Wyoming

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I arrived on the campus at the University of Wyoming. Located in Laramie, the State Capital, the population of the city is around 30,000 people. After landing and taking in the scenic mountains in the background, I felt as though I couldn’t breathe. And that was for good reason, as the elevation in Laramie is 7,300 feet. To put that into perspective,…

July 13, 2012
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2012 Campus Tour Stop #3; University of Utah

  After my stops at Nevada and Wyoming, I headed off to Utah. I had great visits at the previous 2 schools, a large part of that due to the fact that I knew some coaches on their staff prior to arriving there. I wasn’t sure what to expect at Utah, as I didn’t know a single coach on their staff and had never spoken to any of them before….

July 13, 2012
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2012 Campus Tour Stop #4; B.Y.U.

  The 4th stop on my College Campus Tour was in Provo, Utah visiting the BYU Cougars. Like most of you, I had never been there and had stereotypes in my mind of what it would be like and what the people would be like. Founded as an LDS school, otherwise known as Mormon, I thought I’d see people preaching on the corners and judging myself and anyone like me…

July 13, 2012
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