|Alma Mater:||Winston-Salem State, 1997|
Les Barley earned NCAA DII Freshman All-American honors in 1986, and earned All-CIAA honors in 1988 and 1989, all while being named the Rams team captain. He would go on to help guide the Rams to CIAA Championships in 1987 and ’88 before a successful professional career. He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League before embarking on a 10 year career, playing for five different teams during his AFL career, which began in 1992 with the Charlotte Rage. He was part of the 1993 Tampa Bay Storm team that won Arena Bowl VII over the Detroit Drive, and also won a MVP award when his Storm faced Orlando in Frankfurt, Germany. Barley was named first team All-Arena FB/LB while playing with the Connecticut Coyotes in 1995 and named to the inaugural All-Ironman team and second team All-Arena as a FB/LB in 1998 while in his second stint with the Storm. He finished his career with the Grand Rapids Rampage in 2000 and the Milwaukee Mustangs in 2001. He garnered team MVP awards for the Connecticut Coyotes in 1995 and the Charlotte Rage in 1998.