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Encyclopedia > Tiki Barber
Tiki Barber
Tiki Barber at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Position(s):
Half back
Jersey #(s):
21
Born: April 7, 1975 (1975-04-07) (age 32)
Flag of Virginia Roanoke, Virginia
Career Information
Year(s): 1997-2006
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
College: Virginia
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     10,449
Average     4.7
Touchdowns     55
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah "Tiki" Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. He is the identical twin brother of Ronde Barber, a cornerback who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 635 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1999 × 1888 pixel, file size: 2. ... Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Virginia. ... Nickname: Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor Nelson Harris Area  - City  43 sq mi (111. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1997 National Football League Draft was notable for its offensive tackles. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... City Charlottesville, Virginia Team Colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Al Groh Home Stadium Scott Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1888-1907) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-1921) Southern Conference (1921-1937) Atlantic Coast Conference (1953-present) Coastal Division (2005-present) Team history All-Time Record: 594-513-48... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor Nelson Harris Area  - City  43 sq mi (111. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Jamael Orondé Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He is the identical twin brother of New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. ... For corner back, the Gaelic football and hurling position, see Gaelic football and Hurling positions . ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...


Barber retired from the NFL at the end of the 2006 NFL postseason as the franchise's all-time rushing and reception leader. On February 13, 2007, he was formally introduced as a correspondent for NBC's Today Show and Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football.[1] NFL redirects here. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the television network. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ...


On September 18, 2007, Barber's book, Tiki: My Life and the Game Beyond was published. The autobiography was co-written by Gil Reavill. From the publisher's description, it is as "a riveting, inspiring read for football fans who want to know what really goes on behind the scenes and in the locker room, and for anyone looking to glean inspiration to follow their dream."[2] is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Gil Reavill is a screenwriter, true-crime journalist and author whose work has appeared in a variety of venues. ...

Contents

Early life

Childhood

Barber and his identical twin brother Ronde Barber were born in Roanoke, Virginia to James and Geraldine Barber. When his mother heard him screaming strenuously shortly after being born, she named him Attiim Kiambu, or “Fiery-Tempered King”. Tiki and Ronde were raised solely by their mother, who worked multiple jobs and scheduled them so she wouldn't miss any of their games. Their mother also would not let them play sports until their homework was complete.[3] Jamael Orondé Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He is the identical twin brother of New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. ... Nickname: Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor Nelson Harris Area  - City  43 sq mi (111. ...


Growing up, Barber's's favorite football player was Walter Payton, like Barber a running back. His favorite team was the Washington Redskins. He attended Cave Spring High School in Roanoke and was valedictorian of his graduating class.[4] Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Cave Spring High School There is a high school in Oklahoma named Cave Springs High School. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ...


During his high school career, Barber excelled in both football and track and field, lettering three times in track and winning state indoor and outdoor long jump titles twice, as well as finishing second in the long jump at the 1992 national finals. In addition, he won the state title in both the long jump and triple jump in his senior year. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... This article is about the athletics event. ...


In football, he was named to the All-Roanoke Valley District team three times, gaining 3,628 yards on 567 carries and scoring 41 touchdowns. He was named All-Region twice and was named Male Athlete of the Year, and co-captained the team his senior year. He received the Cave Spring Knight award for academic, athletic, and extracurricular activity.


College

After graduation from high school, Barber attended the University of Virginia with his brother Ronde and played for the varsity football team, gaining 4,883 all-purpose yards at running back. His roomate was Ryan Mandel. His 3,389 rushing yards on 651 attempts places him second only to Thomas Jones' 3,998 yards on 809. His all-purpose yardage also ranked him second all-time after Frank Quayle. He was the first player in school history to rush over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, setting the top two single-season school records in 1995 and 1996 of 1,397 and 1,360 yards, respectively. He rushed for 100 yards or more nineteen times during his college career. During his record-setting 1995 season he was named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back. He continued running track in college as well, lettering three times. He tied the school long jump record of 24 feet 6 inches on his first attempt. Academically, Barber earned a degree in Management Information Systems, and was a self-professed "geek" with interests in computers, web design, and programming.[5] In October 2006, on behalf of their family, Tiki and Ronde Barber made a donation of $1 million to their alma mater. At the event where the check was presented, the Barber brothers cited their mother's influence, particularly related to academics and civic participation. The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Thomas Quinn Jones (born August 19, 1978 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia) is an American football running back for the New York Jets. ... The Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990, honors the nations top college football running back. ... Management Information Systems (MIS), are information systems, typically computer based, that are used within an organization. ...


NFL career

Originally considered a third-down, "change of pace" back, Barber became a standout starting running back and the all-time leader in rushing yards in New York Giants history. In 2005, he was the NFL's top yardage gainer from the line of scrimmage. He was voted by his peers to three Pro Bowls. From 2000-2006, Tiki Barber gained the most yards from scrimmage by any NFL running back in that 7 year period. This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ...


1997-1999

Barber was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of the University of Virginia. He was originally intended to be a third-down running back until Rodney Hampton had disappointing years in 1996 and 1997. Hampton retired after the 1997 season, giving Barber the starting nod. He began his career with a mediocre rookie campaign in which he started at running back and ran for more than 500 yards and 3 touchdowns. He missed four games with a knee injury but returned to the starting lineup for the final two games of the year. In 1998, he was replaced as a starter and went through a disappointing, injury-riddled year before rebounding in 1999 when he accumulated 1,639 all-purpose yards, utilizing his punt return and receiving skills. The 1997 National Football League Draft was notable for its offensive tackles. ... Rodney Hampton (born 1969) was a running back with an eight year career. ...


Around this time, Tiki Barber and his teammate Greg Comella began running a hill in northern New Jersey to build endurance. "It was two and a half miles uphill. It was rocky terrain. We’d go out there in late February when it’s three degrees outside and there’s snow on the ground and it’s dark and there’s no reason to be there other than to push ourselves. I tell myself as I’m running this hill the reason I’m doing this is because no one else is doing it and over those long, long mornings, I developed a passion for what I do", Barber recounted.[6]


2000-2004

It was in 2000 when Barber enjoyed his breakout year as a NFL running back. The Giants drafted running back Ron Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner, with the 11th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, but it was Barber who starred in New York's backfield. The duo was given the short-lived nickname of "Thunder and Lightning." Tiki started 12 games, ran for more than 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, and notched 2,000 all-purpose yards. Spurred by Barber's running and receiving, the Giants represented the NFC in the Super Bowl but lost the game to the Baltimore Ravens. Established as a starter and playmaker, Barber was rewarded with a six-year contract from the Giants following the 2000 season. Following the signing, he called himself "the happiest man in New York right now." The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a... The 2000 National Football League Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


Over the next four years Barber would become an integral part of the Giants offense. In the last regular season game of 2002, Tiki exploded for 203 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles, at the time one of the league's best defenses. His performance helped the Giants clinch a playoff berth, but the team fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the wild card round. He ended the season with 1,984 yards from scrimmage. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


The 2003 NFL season saw the Giants finish an abysmal 4-12. Barber had only three touchdowns on the season due to his inability to hold onto the ball, but finished with an impressive 1,651 yards from scrimmage. Jim Fassel, the head coach whom Barber credited for giving him the chance to succeed as a player in the NFL, was dismissed by ownership following the disappointing season and Tom Coughlin assumed the top job. The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jim Fassel is the former head coach of the New York Giants of the NFL and currently is the Offensive Coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. ... For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ...


During the 2004 NFL season, Barber reached the endzone for a career-high 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,518 yards and notched 578 receiving yards for 2,096 total yards from scrimmage. On January 2, 2005, in the 2004 season finale at home versus the Dallas Cowboys, Tiki broke Rodney Hampton's Giants' all-time rushing record and Joe Morris's single-season rushing record in the same game. Poignantly, Barber broke the record on the final offensive play of the game, when he scored a game-winning touchdown to end an otherwise dismal 6-10 season for the Giants on a high point. The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Rodney Hampton (born 1969) was a running back with an eight year career. ... Joseph Edward Morris (born September 15, 1960 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is a former NFL running back who played for the New York Giants from 1982 to 1988. ...


However, the team struggled once again and only won six contests in the 2004 season. As he approached age 30, Barber's goal was not just to run for 1,500-plus yards each year but to be part of a team that would win a Super Bowl title. He impressed this message upon younger players who he thought did not appreciate how rarely the opportunity to win a championship comes along.


2005 season

2005 was a rebound year for the Giants and Barber's career year in terms of rushing yards. Led by Eli Manning and Barber, they finished 11-5 and won the NFC East title for the first time since 2000. On December 17, 2005, Barber broke the Giants' single-game rushing record against the Kansas City Chiefs, rushing for 220 yards; he would break his own record the following year. It was his second (of three) 200 yard rushing games during the 2005 season, as he ran for 206 yards in week 8, after a bedside promise to ailing owner Wellington Mara that the team would put forward its best effort. The Giants promptly shut out the Washington Redskins 36-0 two days after Mara was buried, proper homage to their beloved owner, to whom Tiki himself was especially close. Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Wellington Timothy Mara (August 14, 1916 – October 25, 2005) was the co-owner and co-CEO of the NFLs New York Giants. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


He finished the 2005 regular season with 1,860 rushing yards (second in the league to Shaun Alexander and a career high for Barber) and 2,390 all-purpose yards with a performance of 203 rushing yards against the Oakland Raiders in the final game of the season. Barber's 95-yard touchdown run set a Giants team record for longest touchdown run, previously held by Hap Moran for a 91-yard run on November 23, 1930 vs the Green Bay Packers.[7] Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Francis Dayle Hap Moran (July 31, 1901 in Belle Plaine, Iowa - December 30, 1994 in New Milford, Connecticut) was a halfback who played football for Carnegie Tech (1922), Grinnell College (1923 - 1925), the Frankford Yellow Jackets (1926), the Chicago Cardinals (1927), the Pottsville Maroons (1928), and the New York Giants... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Packers redirects here. ...


The season ended prematurely, as the Giants were shut out 23-0 to the Carolina Panthers in the wild card round of the playoffs. City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002...


Barber's 2,390 total yards for 2005 was second highest in history behind Marshall Faulk's 2,429 total yards in 1999. It is also the highest total for a running back over or at the age of 30. He was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad for the second time in his career, and was voted an All Pro. Barber placed fourth in the voting for the 2005 MVP award. Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander won the Award, followed by Peyton Manning (second place) and Tom Brady (third place). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ...


He was nominated for the 2005 FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award, along with LaDainian Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander. Barber also signed a contract extension in September 2005 which extended his contract through 2008 and increased his pay. Federal Express redirects here. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ...


2006 season

In the 2006 season Barber continued his fine play[citation needed] in his final season and final games as an NFL player, a rarity[citation needed] for running backs who often break down late in their careers. His total yardage on the season was higher than any other running back in history in their last season. And Tiki Barber became the third player in NFL history to have four 2,000 total yard seasons, joining Marshall Faulk and Dante Hall. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Damieon Dante Hall (born September 20, 1978 in Lufkin, Texas) nicknamed X-Man is an National Football League kick/punt returner, and wide receiver for the St. ...


Barber rushed for 1,662 yards and five touchdowns in his 2006 campaign. During week 14 at Carolina, Barber rushed for 112 yards to help the Giants end a four game losing skid. Tiki's best game in 2006 was in Week 17 at Washington, when he was rushed for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Giants 34-28 victory against the Redskins, a win that gave the Giants a playoff berth. In that game, Tiki set a new team record for rushing yards in a single game by breaking his own record, which he set the previous year versus Kansas City.


In his final game, a Giants playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Barber ran for 137 yards. After the game, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins embraced Barber and told him, "You're a warrior."[8] City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. ...


Barber played his final game on February 10, 2007 at the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ...


Running style

Starting from his breakout season in 2000, Barber was known for his exceptional cutback running, quick feet, and running vision. He also was an adept receiver out of the backfield with over 450 receiving yards and over 50 receptions every season from 2000 to 2006.


Still, after the 2003 year, in spite of his gaudy rushing numbers, Tiki had one weakness to overcome: fumbling the football. Barber had six lost fumbles in both the 2002 and 2003 seasons, including three lost fumbles in a single game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2002. When Coach Tom Coughlin arrived he taught Tiki to hold the ball vertically instead of horizontally. After changing this his fumbles went down dramatically: in 2004, he only had 2 lost fumbles.


Barber began to focus on strength training and lifting in 2004, upon the suggestion of his new runningbacks coach, Jerald Ingram. Tiki began to work with a strength coach, Joe Carini, in New Jersey. His added upper-body strength allowed him to break more tackles and become a more powerful runner. Barber also improved in other ways over the course of his career. He improved his patience as a runner, waiting for blocks to set and holes to emerge before accelerating forward. He also learned to deliver blows to defenders instead of being on the receiving end of them.


Career highlights

  • The 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List (2007) by vanity fair (newspaper)
  • In 2006, Barber became only the 21st player in NFL history to rush for over 10,000 yards during his career. Tiki also became the third player in NFL history to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards in a NFL career, joining Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen.
  • Led NFL in total yards from scrimmage: 2004, 2005
  • 38 games of 100+ yards rushing
  • 5 games of 200+ yards rushing
  • Pro Bowl: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • First player in NFL history with 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in one season
  • In 2005, Barber became one of three players in NFL history with at least three 200-yard rushing games in a season (O.J. Simpson had 3 in 1973 and Earl Campbell ran for 200 yards four times in 1980)
  • He is one of only nine running backs to have over 400 receptions and 10,000 yards rushing. Walter Payton, Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin, Edgerrin James, Ricky Watters, and Thurman Thomas are the other eight.
  • In 2006, Tiki Barber became the fourth player in NFL history to have four 2,000 total yard seasons, joining Marshall Faulk, Brian Mitchell and Dante Hall.
  • In 2006, Tiki Barber became the third player in NFL history to have at least 2,100 rushing attempts and 575 receptions in a career, joining Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk.
  • Tiki Barber is the third player in NFL history to be the career leader in both rushing yards and receptions with their respective NFL Franchises, joining Chicago Bears Walter Payton and Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder.
  • Tiki Barber is the fourth running back in NFL history to lead their respective NFL franchises in career receptions, joining Walter Payton (Chicago Bears), James Wilder ( Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Larry Centers (Arizona Cardinals).
  • Tiki Barber led the Giants in rushing in every game from the beginning of the 2002 season through the end of the 2006 season, an NFL record 80 consecutive games.

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New York Giants team records

  • Longest Touchdown Run: 95 yards, December 31, 2005 vs. the Oakland Raiders
  • Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career: 55
  • Most Rushing Attempts, Season: 357, 2005 season
  • Most Rushing Attempts, Career: 2,217
  • Most 100 Yard Games, Season: 9, 2004 season
  • Most 200 Yard Games, Season: 3, 2005 season
  • Most Rushing Yards, Single Game: 234 yards, December 30, 2006 vs. the Washington Redskins
  • Most Rushing Yards, Season: 1,860 yards, 2005 season
  • Most Rushing Yards, Career: 10,449 yards
  • Most Total Yards, Season: 2,390 yards, 2005 season
  • Most 1,000 Yard Seasons: 6
  • Yards Per Carry, Career: 4.7
  • Most Total Yards, Game: 276 (203 rushing yards, 73 receiving yards), December 28, 2002 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Most Total Yards (Rushing, Receiving, Returns and Fumble Yardage), Career: 17,359
  • Most Yards From Scrimmage (Rushing and Receiving), Career: 15,632
  • Highest Average 100+ yards from scrimmage per game, Career (min: 150 games): 101.5
  • Most Fumble Recoveries, Game: 3, October 29, 2000 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles

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Strahan contract controversy

In 2002, All-Pro Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was negotiating a new contract, and Tiki Barber publicly criticized Michael Strahan's negotiating stance. He felt Strahan should have agreed to the contract the Giants offered and remarked that Strahan was greedy. The contract impacted the team as Strahan's cap number exceeded $12 million and the new contract would have lowered Strahan's cap number, greatly helping the team get under the 2002 Salary Cap. "I don't know if he realizes how much $17 million is," Barber told the NY Post. "That is absolutely ridiculous, to turn that down. He's already the highest-paid defensive player in the league. He's already making more than most quarterbacks...Michael is not thinking about the team; he's thinking about himself"[9]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Keith Hamilton, a teammate of Strahan and Barber at the time, then responded with comments critical of Barber. Players generally believe that they should not speak about the contracts of other players. Beyond that, some members of the Giants defense harbored resentment of the offense, which was lackluster and unproductive in the 1990s. "The defense has carried the offense, carried the team, since I've been here," Hamilton told The Star-Ledger. "[Barber] hasn't been here long enough or done enough to say anything. For him to shoot his mouth off, acting like he's Mr. New York, yeah, I'm ticked off. Strahan is the single-season sack record-holder. He's the AP Defensive Player of the Year. He's one of the best - if not the best - defensive ends in the game. And you tell me this guy is being greedy? That's a bunch of crap. I've heard enough. Who is Tiki Barber to shoot his mouth off? What has he done? He talks like he's acting in the best interest of the team. Tell him to give his $7 million (signing bonus) back. Since he's so charitable, why doesn't he volunteer his $7 million? He says all the politically correct things. Ask him if he's giving up some of his money." Despite this incident, Strahan and Barber are currently friendly with each other in public[10]. Keith Lamarr Hamilton (born May 25, 1971) is a former American football player. ...


Coaching criticism

Barber disliked Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's coaching style and criticized the offensive coaching. During the coach's tenure, Barber publicly questioned the team's coaching on two occasions. After being shut out at home in the first round of the 2005 playoffs by the Carolina Panthers Tiki made a post game comment that he felt the Giants had been outcoached by their former defensive coordinator, and the Panthers' head coach, John Fox. Heavy sports media attention was placed on the comment; Tiki apologized for it shortly afterwards, saying he only meant to convey the Giants' performance was 'unacceptable'. For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... John Fox (born February 8, 1955) is the third and current head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Fox, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was raised in San Diego, California after moving there at age 15. ...


Next, after a loss to the Jacksonsville Jaguars during the 2006 season, Barber criticized the playcalling for abandoning the running game too soon.[11] Both times Coughlin and Barber met to discuss the comments.


On the eve of what would be his last game with the Giants, Barber told ESPN that he is "demeaned and talked down to" by Coughlin.[12]


After retiring, Barber attributed his decision to retire to Coughlin's unrelenting style in practice. "(Coughlin) pushed me in the direction (of television)," said Barber. "I don't know if you realize this, but we were in full pads for 17 weeks, and with the amount of injuries that we had, it just takes a toll on you. You physically don't want to be out there, when your body feels the way you do, in full pads."


NFL retirement

In October 2006, Barber revealed his intention to retire at the end of the 2006 NFL season. Barber has previously indicated his desire to retire at some point and pursue a broadcasting career but the news still came as a shock to Giants fans and NFL observers.


Many fans wondered why a player at the peak of his game would retire. Barber cited the toll the physical nature of football takes on a person's body. He also spoke of his keen interest in pursuing a broadcasting career and other opportunities. Rick Reilly wrote a column in Sports Illustrated, that chastised critics of Barber's decision and listed a number of former players who played until they were no longer physically able to and have since endured long-term injuries. Richard Rick Paul Reilly (born February 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado) is the back-page sportswriter for Sports Illustrated. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


During his career with the Giants, the team never won a championship, a top goal of Barber's that he spoke publicly about in 2005. When announcing his retirement, Barber seemed at peace to leave the game without a Super Bowl ring. He said, "I used to think my career was defined by not winning a Super Bowl. But I think looking back on my career, they'll see someone who was a competitor, someone who always played hard and never gave up."[13] He officially filed his retirement papers with the Players Association on February 12, 2007. The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Broadcasting career

After retiring from the NFL, Barber began a second career as a television broadcaster. Barber immediately landed a multi-faceted role with NBC in which he contributes to the landmark Today program, covers sports for NBC Sports, and hosts entertainment events for NBC Universal.


Barber was introduced as a correspondent for NBC's Today and analyst for Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football on February 13, 2007.[1] This came after a competition for his services was waged between ABC, FOX, and NBC. As a Today correspondent, Barber anchors lifestyle segments and reports on news stories. He is rumored to be a potential long-term candidate for Matt Lauer's co-host position when Lauer retires in 2011. This article is about the television network. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[1] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[1] after being a news anchor in New York [2] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ...


Barber also hosted the 2007 Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks spectacular along with Natalie Morales.


Barber is unique among retired athletes in his desire to cover hard news and political stories: in 2006 Barber cited a lunch with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the highlight of his year.[14]


While still an NFL player, Tiki Barber gained broadcasting experience. On television, he co-hosted the morning news program Fox & Friends on select Tuesday mornings. On radio, he hosted "Barber Shop" a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio with his brother Ronde during the football season. In the offseason, he hosted a political and general interest radio program; Senator John McCain was his first interview. Barber originally began his broadcasting career on WFAN radio and the WCBS local news in New York. Fox & Friends is a completely moronic,morning television show on the Fox News Channel. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ...


Business activities

Barber is pursuing business and investment opportunities, reportedly inking a contract to serve as a partner and investor in O Beverages LLC, the maker of fruit-infused bottled water.[15] He also has used his celebrity to endorse Cadillac (appearing in a commercial) and address audiences as a paid motivational speaker by Greater Talent Network. Tiki will also be featured in the John Madden franchise.


Personal

Barber lives in New York City with his wife, fellow University of Virginia alumna Ginny Cha, whom he married on May 15, 1999. They have two sons, A.J. (Atiim Kiambu, Junior), born July 8, 2002, and Chason, born March 18, 2004.


Books authored by the Barber Twins

Barber has authored three illustrated children books with his brother Ronde.

  • By My Brother's Side (2004)
  • Game Day (2005)
  • Teammates (2006)

Trivia

  • Tiki was featured on a recent episode of Project Runway. He was a guest judge and also the inspiration for a rare menswear design challenge.
  • Tiki and Ronde appeared together in a Visa Check Card commercial on television. The premise of the commercial was that the befuddled sales clerk was hesitant to accept the card of one brother, because he might actually be the other brother.
  • Tiki also appears in another commercial where he discusses his future while driving through the streets of New York in a Cadillac Escalade.
  • He appeared in the 2003 CMT show Controversy as an interview regarding Martina McBride's 1994 single "Independence Day"
  • Tiki became an indirect participant on an episode of Cash Cab. Tiki's agent, Mark Lepselter, was one of the game show's many unexpected participants in 2006. At one point, Mark utilized his "Mobile Shout-Out" to call Tiki for guidance on a literature trivia-question. Tiki's suggested answer was "Lonesome Dove". Unfortunately, the answer was "Grapes of Wrath".
  • After getting past the secondary with nobody in front of him, he would often use the Jumbotron as a rear view mirror of sorts to see defenders coming up behind him.
  • Tiki and Ronde remain active in their hometown of Roanoke, Virginia and offer The NFL Twins football camp to area youth.

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See also

  • History of the New York Giants (1994-present)

New York Giants helmet 2000-present. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Associated Press. Barber to appear on 'Today,' NBC football ESPN.com, 12 February 2007.
  2. ^ Amazon. [1] Amazon.com, 5 September 2007.
  3. ^ Berger, Warren (May 2006). "Scoring Extra Points: Tiki and Ronde Barber excel at football. Now they're scorıng extra points.". Reader's Digest 84 (5). The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.. Retrieved on 2007-01-08. 
  4. ^ "College Flashback - Tiki Barber", US News & World Report, 2005-08-09. Retrieved on 2007-01-08. (English) 
  5. ^ College Flashback: Tiki Barber, US News and World Report. Retrieved January 11 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/speeches/04valspeech.html
  7. ^ Tiki Barber, NYGiants.com. Retrieved January 11, 2007
  8. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph, Barber ready to move on, ESPN.com, retrieved January 8, 2007
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2002/0321/1355387.html
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2002/0321/1355387.html
  11. ^ Tiki Barber upset with lack of carries, Associated Press News Service. Retrieved January 11, 2007
  12. ^ http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/blog/2007/01/
  13. ^ Barber ready to move on. Retrieved on 2007-02-13.
  14. ^ Bliss, Sara. http://www.gotham-magazine.com/cover.php A Giant Life]. Gotham Magazine Yearbook, 2007.
  15. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/sns-ap-fbn-tiki-barber-o-water,0,4435061.story?coll=ny-football-headlines

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