The 2004 Hoggard High School graduate kicked his way all the way to the NFL.
Barth grew up playing soccer, basketball and baseball before focusing on kicking in high school. In 2004 as a senior at Hoggard Barth was named to the Parade and USA Today All-American teams and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl then was a four-year letterman for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
He has the UNC record for consecutive field goals made (19) and earned All-ACC recognition, but is perhaps best known for kicking as a true freshman the most famous field goal in school history as time expired to beat the #3 nationally ranked University of Miami Hurricanes, which remains the highest ranked team ever defeated by the Tar Heels.
He was drafted as a free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs, then played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. Playing in 109 NFL games, he is best known for his five-year stint with the Bucs, where he tied an NFL record with three 50+ yard fields goals in a game and became the third player in NFL history with four field goals of 40+ yards in a half season. Another highlight of his career with the Bucs was kicking the game-winning field goal in overtime to defeat the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome in 2009, the year the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl.