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Byline: ALAN DELL CORRESPONDENT
EAST MANATEE -- It takes a lot to keep the Barneses off the football field.
Lakewood Ranch senior Patrick Barnes is the most recent example of how fierce the football passion runs in his family.
In fact, if pain and suffering are the prerequisites for becoming a linebacker, as many football fans claim, then Barnes, his father and uncle have more than paid their dues.
All three played linebacker and overcame medical obstacles that would have kept most people on the sidelines. Barnes leaped a litany of hurdles before suiting up for the Mustangs.
Barnes was a 5-year-old playing catch with his mother when he missed the ball, ran into the street and was hit by a car. He was in a body cast for several months and suffered liver damage. His …