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Untold Stories: EWU QB Barriere didn't know roommate's name for about a year

Eastern Washington football head coach Aaron Best tells the funny story of how his starting quarterback didn't know his roommate's first name.

CHENEY, Wash. — Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere is a phenomenal athlete and one of the top quarterbacks in the FCS.

He's found plenty of success on the field, but one off the field situation is a pretty funny tale.

EWU football head coach Aaron Best shared with KREM 2's Karthik Venkataraman  the funniest Barriere story he cold recall. The story was that the star quarterback didn't know his roommate's first name for about a year a couple of years ago when Barriere was living off-campus.

Simply put, it's not something you hear about often. How does that even happen?

"I asked him the same thing," Best said. "They had different schedules. They wrote each other notes sometimes. I said to him, 'What did you put as a header? Did you leave a note with no name? Did he know the note was for him?' So I think they worked it out eight or nine months later. It was not a student athlete, it was a student. I don't know how it all happened."

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