Francis, Barney


An all-around performer, Barney Francis received a total of 10 varsity letters while playing four sports for Otterbein. He garnered in football, basketball, baseball and track. Francis, class of 1933, was an All-Ohio forward in basketball and served as a 2x team captain both in hoops and on the football gridiron. He also carried his talents into track and field each spring, where he laced up in the high and low hurdles, the broad and high jumps, and also the javelin. The versatile Francis ultimately graduated holding Otterbein’s school record in the javelin throw.