The 36th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Andre Barkley
Andre Barkley earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track at Cincinnati Country Day. He is the first athlete from CCD inducted in to the Hall of Fame.
In football, Barkley – a five-time prep All-American – was named to the prestigious Parade Magazine All-America team, as well as being named All-America by Blue Chip Illustrated, Super Prep, Scholastic Coach and Reebok.
A four-year varsity starter at both running back and safety for the Indians, Barkley rushed for 6,574 yards in his career (7,682 all-purpose yards) and scored 78 touchdowns. He was a two-time 1st team All-Ohio selection and twice was named The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division II-V Player of the Year. In track, he was a three-time All-Ohio selection and won the 1993 Division III 100-meter state title in 10.93, the second fastest in the state that year. He holds CCD’s school records in both the 100-meter (10.6) and the 200-meter (22.2).
A four-year varsity starter in basketball, Barkley scored more than 1,000 points in his career. He was an all-city selection at guard as a senior by The Enquirer and was Player of the Year in the conference as a junior. Barkley went on to attend the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship, however his collegiate career was cut short because of a series of injuries.
Currently, Andre Barkley lives in Cincinnati and works in the entertainment business. He is active in the community as a coach, mentor and motivational speaker.