Former Linfield College football quarterback Mike Barrow will be honored Saturday, Nov. 12, at a public event on the college campus.
The Mike Barrow Study Room in Nicholson Library will be dedicated during an hour-long program originating in the library’s Austin Reading Room. It will start about 4 p.m., after conclusion of the Lewis & Clark at Linfield AT&T Hall of Fame football game, which has a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Barrow graduated in 1968 from Linfield and in 1963 from Prineville’s Crook County High School. At age 23, he died June 23, 1969, in combat in Vietnam serving with the U.S. Army.
He lettered in Linfield football for the 1964, 1965 and 1967 seasons. Barrow quarterbacked the 1967 Linfield football team which upset the University of Hawai'i, 15-13, in Honolulu, before a crowd of 20,000, the most ever to see a Linfield game.
Taking part in the program, organized by Barrow’s Linfield football teammates, will be his sister, Mary Gail Barrow of Portland. His parents Missionary Baptist Elder Eugene and Myrna Barrow and brother, Gerald (“Jerry”), a Linfield graduate, are deceased.
When the library opened in 2003, it included the study room named for Barrow thanks to a fundraising effort led by the late Ken Williams, former Linfield registrar and faculty athletic representative.