Tiki Barber facts for kids
Barber at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007
|Born:||April 7, 1975
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Cave Spring
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
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.
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.
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.
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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