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Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA and 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia, is the 2nd all-time leading rusher in Cavalier history. He was named ACC Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Academic in 1996. In the 1997 NFL draft, Barber was selected in the 2nd round by the New York Giants where he played running back for the duration of his NFL career (1997-2006). Barber led the Giants in rushing from the start of the 2002 season to the end of the 2006 season, making him the 22nd player in the NFL to rush for over 10,000 yards in his career. During his 10-year career with the Giants, he was selected to 3 Pro-Bowls in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He finished his career as the Giants all-time leader in rushing attempts (2,217), rushing yards (10,449), rushing touchdowns (55, since broken), 100-yard rushing games (38), and yards from scrimmage (15,632). His 101.5 yards from scrimmage per game is the best average in Giants history by more than 20 yards (minimum 100 games played), and Barber had four of the top five Giants seasons in rushing yards, including a record 1,860 yards in 2005, when he was named first-team All-Pro. His 586 receptions rank 2nd all-time in Giants history, as does his 68 total touchdowns. Following his retirement, Barber served as a correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and an analyst on Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football. Barber currently serves as a sports radio host on WFAN in New York.

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