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Urbino (Bino) Barreira
Urbino (Bino)  Barreira

Football & Baseball (Inducted 1996)



Urbino J. (Bino) Barreira, a halfback in football and an outfielder in baseball, earned six letters in three seasons between 1950 and 1953. He co-captained the football team in 1952, which was 6-2-1, and captained the baseball squad in '53 as a Colonials senior. A diminutive (5-6, 155-pound) but productive football player, Barreira rushed for 1,197 yards in three seasons, an average of four yards per carry, and also caught 34 passes for 519 yards as a junior in '51 when he earned All-Southern Conference honors. He also earned all-conference baseball honors in both '52 and '53.

A native of Hudson, Mass., where he was an all-scholastic prep star in three sports (baseball, football and hockey), Barreira resides in Holliston, Mass., where he retired in 1990 after a long and distinguished career as a high school biology teacher and coach of three sports. In addition to coaching basketball and football, he won 219 games in 19 seasons as a prep baseball coach and in 1990 was elected to the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Barreira, who died at age 79 in 2007, and his late wife, Pat, had five children and 11 grandchildren.