Fred H. "Tad" Barrows IV
Fred H. "Tad" Barrows IV
Hometown: Providence, RI

Fred "Tad" H. Barrows IV '80
Hometown: Providence, RI
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 1986

Tad Barrows grew up on the East Side of Providence and remembers vividly being given a hockey stick by his idol, Curt Bennett '70. He says he couldn't have dreamed that someday he would be joining that towering figure of Bruin sports legends in the Brown Hall of Fame. But then he also probably didn't envision a college lacrosse career as stellar as his turned out to be. Barrows was among a group of standouts playing lacrosse at Brown in the late 1970's and early 1980's, among them Mark Farnham, Rick Handelman '80, and Jeff Hacker '81. He joined Farnham in being named second team All-American in his senior year, when he was an attackman, and an honorable-mention All-American in his junior year, playing at midfield. Barrows came within one goal of equaling the Brown record held by Tom Draper and Bob Scalise when he scored 46 goals in his senior year. That year he was also named Ivy Player of the year, and made both the All-Ivy and the All-New England squads for the second year. He was chosen for the North-South All-Star Game that spring, post-season, and scored a goal in the North's 7-6 overtime win. Barrows is especially pleased to be joining his great-grandfather, Edward H. Weeks, class of 1893, in the Hall of Fame. Barrows is living in Providence and works as a commercial real estate broker with Horizon Property Company.