Awards and Honors
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (F06, S07).
Made 11 catches for 106 yards ... biggest game came against Texas Tech, when he made three receptions for 37 yards, including a 5-yard TD catch ... started six games while battling injuries.
Part of a resurgence of the tight end as pass catcher ... started every game ... had three catches for 24 yards, including a catch on a two-point conversion vs. TCU in the EV1.net Houston Bowl ... had biggest game in win over Colorado with three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Played tight end and defensive end as a junior and senior ... first-team all-state in Class 4A.
Born Oct. 6, 1984, in Muscatine, Iowa ... son of Jim and Wanda Barkema ... brother C.J. played football at Iowa ... majoring in management ... last name is pronounced BARK-uh-muh.