|Role American football player|
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 109 kg
College UMass Minutemen football
Name E. Barthel
|Date of birth: (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 30)|
Place of birth: Santa Cruz, California
Elijah J. "E. J." Barthel (born February 1, 1985) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Massachusetts.
Barthel grew up in East Rutherford, New Jersey and attended Henry P. Becton Regional High School. Barthel is currently a recruiter for the Temple University football team.
Barthel played his first three years at Rutgers University. He redshirted his Freshman year and was injured as a redshirt Freshman. His Sophomore year he played in 2 games. Barthel transferred to UMass, along with Tight end Brad Listorti, as a Junior and played in all 15 games, starting 3. He rushed twice for 7 yards and had a catch for 20. He was a major contributor on special teams and had 4 tackles as UMass made it to the National Championship that year in 2006. As a senior Barthel battled injuries and only registered 1 rush of 5 yards and 1 catch for 4 yards.
New York Giants
Barthel had a tryout with the New York Giants but was not signed by the team.
Las Vegas Locomotives
Barthel signed with the Locos for the 2009 season where he teamed with fellow UMass football alum Marcel Shipp.