Ronde Barber Biography
Ronde Barber ( born April 7, 1975) is a former American football defensive back and current sports broadcaster. Barber spent his entire 16-year professional career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL).
Ronde Barber Age
Barber was born on April 7, 1975, in Roanoke, Virginia. He is 44 years old as of 2019.
Ronde Barber Family | Brother
Barber and his twin brother were born five weeks premature. He was born seven minutes before his identical twin brother Tiki Barber. He was named Jamael Oronde which means ”firstborn son”.
Barber is the son of Geraldine and James Barber. James “J.B.” Barber was a star running back at Virginia Tech and later played in the World Football League.
Barber’s parents divorced when Barber was very young, and his father never provided financial support and rarely saw his sons when they were growing up. His mother Geraldine worked two, sometimes three jobs to support her three sons. He and Tiki have an older brother, Tarik Barber.
Ronde Barber Education
Barber graduated from Cave Spring High School of Roanoke, Virginia in 1993, and was a standout in football, wrestling, and track. In football, Barber was a three-time All-District selection.
In track, Barber won the national title in the 55-meter hurdles as a senior in 1993, with a career-best time of 7.18 seconds. He was timed at 14.05 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. He also won four Group AAA hurdles titles in indoor and outdoor track.
Ronde Barber Relationship | Wife
On January 3, 1997, Barber announced his decision to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 1997 NFL Draft.
He became only the third player from the University of Virginia to enter the NFL draft with eligibility remaining.
Ronde Barber Career
Barber received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where he played for the Virginia Cavaliers football team. He redshirted the 1993 season and played for the Cavaliers from the 1994 to 1996 seasons as a defensive back.
He was also a kick returner in 1994 and 1996; in 1994, Barber returned 10 kickoffs for 171 yards, and in 1996, he returned 3 for 36 yards. As a defensive back, Barber made 15 interceptions returned for 112 yards in his career with Virginia: 8 for 56 yards in 1994, 4 for 18 yards in 1995, and 3 for 38 yards in 1996.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) recognized Barber as Freshman of the Year after the 1994 season, and Barber earned first-team All-ACC honors in all his three seasons with Virginia.
Barber was part of the Virginia teams that won the 1994 Independence Bowl and December 1995 Peach Bowl. After his junior season in 1996, Barber declared for the 1997 NFL Draft. Barber graduated from Virginia in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce with an emphasis in marketing.
On January 3, 1997, Barber announced his decision to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 1997 NFL Draft. He became only the third player from the University of Virginia to enter the NFL draft with eligibility remaining.
On May 15, 2012, Barber officially switched positions to become a free safety. Barber started all 16 games for the 13th straight season and had 91 tackles, 13 passes defended, 4 interceptions returned for 160 yards, and a forced fumble.
On Week 6 (October 14) against the Kansas City Chiefs, Barber intercepted a pass from Brady Quinn and returned the interception 78 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter and also blocked a punt.
In this season’s roster, Barber was the only member of the Super Bowl XXXVII championship team still active with the team. Responding to media speculation about retirement, Barber commented in December: “I’m not ready to make a decision on it. I’m pretty sure it will play itself out when the time comes.”
On May 8, 2013, Barber announced his retirement. After his retirement, Barber joined Fox Sports as a color analyst. He currently broadcasts NFL games with Chris Myers and Kenny Albert and contributes to studio programming on Fox Sports.
Ronde Barber Net Worth
Barber is a retired American professional football player who has a net worth of $12 million.
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