Barry Bullard ’62
Former Husky Footballer died at 73
Bullard, of Port Ludlow, played on two of coach Jim Owens’ Washington Husky Rose Bowl teams.
By Seattle Times staff
Barry Bullard, a starting tackle on the 1960 Washington Huskies Rose Bowl team, died Monday (March 26th) at age 73. Bullard, of Port Ludlow, died from complications following surgery in late January.
Bullard was a three-year letterman for the Huskies from 1958 through 1960. He was a starter on the 1959 team that beat Wisconsin 44-8 in the 1960 Rose Bowl. The next season, he was injured in the third game, against Navy, but came back to play in a few games, including the 1961 Rose Bowl, a 17-7 victory over Minnesota.
Barry Bullard was student-body president and played football, basketball and track and field at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Ore. He was part of coach Jim Owens’ first recruiting class at Washington. His brother Tim also played on Owens’ Rose Bowl teams.
As a senior, Barry Bullard was one of eight players in the nation to receive a National Football Foundation scholar-athlete award. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in civil engineering.
Bullard served 16 years in the Air Force before being forced into a medical retirement. He was a Viet Nam War veteran, awarded a bronze star. After retiring from the Air Force, Bullard tutored middle-school students in the Seattle and Chimacum school districts.