Fall sports

Greenwich’s Chason Barber commits to play football at Brown University

Photo by David Fierro: Greenwich High School rising senior Chason Barber announced his commitment to Brown University, where he will play football for its Division I Ivy League program. Barber is projected to be one of Greenwich’s top receivers.

Chason Barber, who is entering his senior year at Greenwich High School, announced his commitment to Brown University, where he will play football for the school’s Ivy League Division I program.

Barber, a 6-foot-4 wide receiver who is expected to help lead the Cardinals’ receiving corps this fall, announced his decision on Twitter this morning.

“I am humbled and honored to announce my commitment to the admissions process at Brown University,” Barber said. “First and foremost I’d like to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my football career and recruiting process. I would also like to thank every coach and teammate who has been with me and helped me on my journey. Coach Morello, Coach Avery and Coach Joyner, thank you for providing me guidance to push myself to the next level. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Perry, Coach Edwards and Coach Bunker for believing in me and giving me this amazing opportunity to further myself on and off the football field. I am extremely excited to be a Brown Bear!”

Barber, who has drawn the attention of numerous colleges, is seeking a standout season for Greenwich’s football team this fall, after the 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His brother A.J., who graduated from Greenwich High in June, is soon heading to Princeton University, where he will play Division I, Ivy League football at the school.

A.J. Barber headlined the Cardinals’ receiving group for several seasons, one of which saw the team capture the CIAC Class LL title in the fall of 2018. In the 2022 season, Chason and A.J., the sons of former New York Giants great Tiki Barber, will compete against each other when Brown and Princeton meet in their Ivy League matchup.

“I’m thrilled for Chason,” Greenwich football coach Anthony Morello said. “He is an exceptional student and that couldn’t be more evident with today’s news. It comes as no surprise that Chason’s talent and athleticism paired with his positive attitude and commitment to education garnered interest from many elite NCAA universities. I very much look forward to watching Princeton vs. Brown for many years to come.”

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