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Plant's Fletcher Barnes heading to Tulane

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Wed. April 30, 2014 | John C. Cotey | Email

Plant linebacker and receiver Fletcher Barnes has accepted a preferred walk-on spot at Tulane University.

Barnes had 380 yards receiving last year and five touchdowns to go with seven tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.

Barnes will probably be best remembered for a catch he made in the playoffs. With three minutes left, Plant was trailing 17-10 and facing a 3rd-and-15 from its own 3 against Dr. Phillips. Quarterback Colby Brown threw a pass 25 yards downfield looking for a Plant receiver.

But two Dr. Phillips defenders were there, and went up for the pass. They could only deflect it, however, and Barnes, trailing the play, snatched the ball and raced for a first down. Plant went on to score on that drive, tie the score, then win it in overtime.

 

 

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