North Carolina

Former UNC kicker Barth tears Achilles, will miss 2013

Posted July 17, 2013

North Carolina's Connor Barth (10) celebrates with Ryan Taylor (49) and Ryan Baucom (57)  after Barth's field goal during the first half of a football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. Barth kicked four field goals in North Carolina's 33-27 win over Miami. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Former University of North Carolina and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth will miss the 2013 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon last week in a charity basketball event.

The Wilmington, NC, product will be placed on the non-football injury list after undergoing surgery on the tear Monday, according to the team.

In a responsive roster move, the Buccaneers have signed nine-year veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes to a one-year deal.

“We are disappointed to lose a productive player like Connor, but are very fortunate to be able to sign an experienced kicker at this time of year,” Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik said.

Barth entered last season as the all-time leader in field goals made in UNC history (54) before being passed by his brother, Casey. His 54-yarder in 2006 against NC State marked his career-best and tied the second longest in school history. He also set the school record for the longest made field goal by a freshman with a 50-yarder against NC State in 2004.

Barth, a two-time All-ACC kicker at UNC, has played for three different teams in his five-year NFL career. He has played with Tampa Bay since 2009. He is 101-for-120 (84.2 percent) on field goals in his NFL career.

13 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • sickofblackleaders Jul 18, 2013

    View quoted thread

    Just another hater

  • charlesboyer Jul 18, 2013

    Good luck and heal well, Connor.

  • The Greatest Ever Jul 18, 2013

    View quoted thread

    yea obamaboy is probably a deadbeat welfare recipient, sitting at home on his computer all day!

  • StunGunn Jul 18, 2013

    Hate to see this happen to Barth - he's such a terrific young man, and he was in an event giving back to the community. He also held a football camp with his brother Casey - for FREE to teach kids how to kick. I hope he has a full and speedy recovery.

  • Go Lee County Jul 17, 2013

    obamatowelboy=scummmm

  • Obamacare rules Jul 17, 2013

    lol!

  • FAN72 Jul 17, 2013

    So sorry to hear this. He is a talented young man. Hoping he has a speedy and complete recovery.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Jul 17, 2013

    View quoted thread


    basketball is not so kind to an Achilles, especially when you do not play often.
    Sucks for him. He is a dammm good kicker for the Bucs.

  • I am not who you think I am Jul 17, 2013

    View quoted thread



    pro athletes usually have clauses in their contracts that prohibit them from participating in events like this for this reason. Guessing he will be forfeiting a chunk of change for that dunk attempt

  • tBeast Jul 17, 2013

    View quoted thread



    The injury was sustained during a charity basketball game on Friday in his hometown of Wilmington, NC.

    Barth signed a four-year, $13.2 million contract extension in 2012, when he was designated as the club's franchise player. Over the past four seasons, he converted a team-record 84.3 percent of his field goal attempts.

More...

 

 

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Tomorrow at 9:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Minnesota

    Friday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
Final
DUKE 94
WAKE 51
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
Final
TOR 112
CLE 120
 
Final
BOS 85
UTA 84
 
Final
MIN 85
DEN 100
Final
NOP 88
DET 85
 
Final
MIA 100
LAL 94
 
Final
HOU 100
MEM 102
 
Final
OKC 123
PHI 118
 
Final
SAN 112
SAC 85
 
1st
GSW 25
MIL 19
 
1st
LAC 24
POR 23
 
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 67
HART 63
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
Final
TULA 63
HOU 68
 
Final
YALE 71
HOW 62
 
Final
PITT 63
MIAMI 67
 
Final
TXPA 48
NMST 69
 
Final
MSU 72
PURD 66
 
Final
STLU 48
BONA 64
 
Final
DUKE 94
WAKE 51
 
Final
TULSA 47
CIN 56
 
Final
VANDY 66
MSST 56
 
2nd
OKST 82
TCU 68
 
2nd
UCLA 85
USC 71
 
Final
WYO 76
UTST 53
 
2nd
MARQ 48
STJ 61
 
2nd
EILL 62
SIUE 53
 
Half
FRES 32
AFA 23
 
Half
NEV 32
COLST 41
 
Half
ILL 31
NEB 25
 
Half
SJST 21
BSU 38
 
11:00pm Tonight
ORST
OREG
11:00pm Tonight
UNLV
SDST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
UCSB
 
Final
WIN 1
OTT 3
 
Final
DET 2
NYR 1
 
1st Intermission
ANA 1
MON 0
 
1st Intermission
COL 0
PIT 0