Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Barry Wood

Barry Wood


  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Harvard
  • High School: Milton, MA (Milton HS)
  • Years: 1929-1931
  • Inducted: 1980
  • Place of Birth: Milton, MA
  • Date of Birth: May 04, 1910
  • Place of Death: Tamaica Plain, MA
  • Date of Death: Mar 09, 1971
  • Jersey Number: 52
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 173

Member Biography

An extremely gifted all-around athlete, Dr. Barry Wood earned ten varsity letters at Harvard, lettering in football, hockey, baseball and tennis. However, it was football at which he particularly excelled, evidenced by his selection to Grantland Rice's first team All-America in 1931. As a sophomore in 1929 he threw a 40-yard touchdown pass and drop-kicked two extra points in a 20-20 tie with Army. He drop-kicked a field goal and extra point in a 10-6 victory over Yale. In 1930, Harvard beat Yale 13-0; Wood led the way by completing six of nine passes. In 1931, he led two touchdown drives as Harvard beat Army 14-13. Wood was class president as a freshman and football captain as a senior. He made Phi Beta Kappa and went to Johns Hopkins, obtaining a medical degree in 1936. Dr. Wood served as a professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He was a professor of microbiology at Johns Hopkins, and from 1955 through 1959 vice-president of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He died in 1971.