He works closely with Nike to assist in the design of the Bears uniforms, which were voted “College football’s best uniform” in a 2014 Sporting News poll.
A native of Vicksburg, Miss., Barlow received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State in 2002. As an undergraduate, Barlow served as a student manager for the Bulldog football program from 1998 to 2002.
In the summer of 2002, Barlow served a training camp internship with the NFL’s Houston Texans. He is also a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Barlow and his wife Laura are the parents of one son, Jakob.