Barron enters his second season with the Lions in a dual role as a defensive secondary coach and player personnel assistant after a storied 12-year CFL career. In addition to working with the team’s safeties, he works with current player personnel coordinator Neil McEvoy in the scouting of new talent.
One of the CFL’s most gifted and decorated defensive backs, Barron spent five seasons in Black and Orange (’05-’09) as well as seven seasons with the Montreal Alouettes.
The Nebraska grad and former CFL Most Outstanding Rookie (1998) wrapped up his playing days after the 2009 season finishing among all-time CFL greats at the safety position. Barron set the all-time CFL record for most blocked kicks (13) and ranks second all-time with 66 interceptions (Less Browne 87).
Miles finished his career picking up league all-star honours six times (‘99, ‘00, ‘02, ‘06, ‘08,’09) as well as nine divisional all-star selections.
One of the Lions most consistent and dependable defensive performers, Miles appeared in three Grey Cup Championships, including the clubs memorable 2006 victory over the Montreal Alouettes.