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Barry Church Heads UT Hall of Fame Class


Former UT safety Barry Church is one of three Toledo football alumni that will be inducted into the UT Varsity "T" Hall of Fame this Friday. Church, a star defender for the Dallas Cowboys, played for the Rockets from 2006-2009. He is the only UT player to earn First Team All-MAC honors in four seasons.

He was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) and the Bronco Nagurski Award (top defensive player) as a senior in 2009.

Church has spent the last six seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. He was named defensive captain for the Cowboys for this past season.

Harold McGuire played safety at Toledo from 1982-1986. He was a four year starter and three time All-MAC safety. Toledo went 30-15-1 during McGuire's four years as a starter at Toledo, including one MAC Championship and two 2nd place finishes.

McGuire earned his degree in Electronic Engineering from Toledo in 1986. He currently works as a contract engineer in industrial automation.

Brent Williams, a two-time First Team All-MAC defensive end, is the third UT football alumni being inducted into the Varsity "T" Hall of Fame on Friday. Williams played at Toledo from 1982-1985. In his senior season he recorded 101 tackles on a Toledo defense that ranked 3rd nationally in total defense. The Rockets won a MAC Championship in his junior season.

After receiving a business degree from Toledo, he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 1986 NFL draft. He is 4th all-time in Patriots history with 41 sacks. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets. He is currently a bank vice-president.