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Tiki Barber
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Barber at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007
No. 21
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: April 7, 1975 (1975-04-07) (age 45)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Cave Spring
(Roanoke, Virginia)
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 10,449
Rushing average: 4.7
Rushing touchdowns: 55
Receptions: 586
Receiving yards: 5,183
Receiving touchdowns: 12
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Tiki Barber is a former American Football runningback (New York Giants), commentator, and children's author. He is the identical twin brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber.

College career

Barber played college football for the Virginia Cavaliers.

NFL Playing Career

New York Giants

In 1997, Barber was drafted by the New York Giants. By all field accounts, Barber's NFL career was a success. He got the Giants to a Super Bowl XXXV appearance and became the team's all-time leading rusher. Barber, however, surprised many when he decided to retire after the 2006 season. In 2007, the Giants won Super Bowl XLII without Barber.

Attempted Comeback

In the 2011 offseason, Barber announced that he would seek an NFL comeback. The statement was not received well by nearly anyone, since Barber was 35 years old, well beyond the normal age that famous runningbacks retire. Barber talked about going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and joining his twin brother Ronde Barber, but a Tampa Bay front office executive promptly said "no way." Barber was brought in by the Miami Dolphins for a tryout, but was not signed.

Controversy

Barber has drawn critics on and off the field. He has been criticized for remarks he made about Giants teammates Michael Strahan and Eli Manning. Barber also divorced is wife while she was pregnant to marry a woman he had a relationship with while married.

Children's Author

Tiki and twin brother Ronde Barber have written several children's books about their childhood and how they grew up. The twins have published *By My Brother's Side (2004), Game Day (2005), Teammates (2006), Kickoff! (2007), Go Long! (2008), Wild Card (2009), Red Zone (2010), and Goal Line (2011). These have generally been popular.

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