Marion Sylvester Barber III was an American football running back who was born on June 10, 1983, and passed away on June 1, 2022. He played in the National Football League for a total of seven seasons (NFL).
Following his time as a collegiate football player for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
During his time with the Cowboys, which spanned six seasons, he was honored with a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2007.
In 2011, he was a member of the Chicago Bears football team. He was the older brother of former Houston Texans safety Dominique Barber and former Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber.
He was also the son of former New York Jets running back Marion Barber Jr., who played for the Jets. In addition to that, Peyton Barber was his cousin.
Earlier Years of Marion Barber iii
Barber had his high school education at Wayzata in Plymouth, Minnesota, where he excelled in the sports of football, baseball, and track and field.
As a senior running back and defensive back in football, he was recognized as an All-State honoree by both SuperPrep and PrepStar, and he also received unanimous All-State recognition.
In his final year with the Trojans, Barber rushed for 1,778 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. He also led the team in interceptions with 10, which he also had in that season (three of which came against Gatorade National Player of the Year and future Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer).
In baseball, he was a center fielder who played well enough to earn Honorable Mention All-Conference status. Barber competed in track and field for the first time during the 2001 season and qualified for the Minnesota State Class AA Championships in the 100-meter dash. He ran the 100 meters in a time of 10.9 seconds by the end of the season.
College Career of Marion Barber iii
Barber followed in his father’s footsteps by attending the University of Minnesota, where he competed for the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the college football team. After watching him run, the coaches decided to keep him as a running back.
where he eventually finished in fourth place on the school’s all-time rushing list with 3,276 yards, in second place with 4,495 all-purpose yards, and in second place with 35 rushing touchdowns, one more than his father, Marion Barber Jr.
Also beginning in his sophomore year, he began to form one of the best running back duos in college football by teaming up with running back Laurence Maroney. Together, they became the first teammates in the history of Division I (NCAA) to each rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
This accomplishment helped them become one of the best running back duos in college football. As a redshirted sophomore in 2003, he was selected to the Big Ten Conference’s All-Conference team.
Personal Life and Death of Marion Barber iii?
After an incident that took place in 2014, Barber was taken into custody by the police and given a mental health evaluation. In 2019, Barber was arrested on two charges of criminal mischief for causing damage to two vehicles while he was running. The damage was done while Barber was running.
He entered a plea of no contest, and in April of 2022, he was given a sentence that included one year of probation, sixty hours of community service, and a fine of two thousand dollars. On June 1, 2022, at the age of 38, Barber’s body was discovered unresponsive at the apartment he shared in Frisco, Texas.
Team Name: Dallas Cowboys
Barber was taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, with the 109th overall pick. This was after he had decided against playing in his senior year of college football.
Because of multiple preseason miscues as well as an infection in his toe that necessitated surgery, he is currently ranked dead last on the depth chart.
Barber was able to emerge as a viable option after Julius Jones suffered an injury and Anthony Thomas failed to live up to his potential.
In response, Barber rushed for 95 yards against Seattle and 127 yards against Arizona. This, in conjunction with his talents to block passes and contribute to the Cowboys’ special teams, helped solidify his status as the Cowboys’ backup running back.
Even though Julius Jones was the starter in 2006, Barber was able to carve out a niche for himself as a third-down rusher and a game-closer, developing into an outstanding red-zone running back in the process.
In 2006, he led the National Football Conference with 14 running touchdowns and was the first Cowboys player other than the placekicker since the year 2000 to lead the team in scoring (96 points).
Barber’s strong running back style earned him the nickname Marion the Barbarian during the 2007 season, and he was the league leader in breaking tackles, mirroring his personal mantra of “hit or get hit.” During that same season, Barber was also the leading rusher in the league.
Barber had a 4.8 yards-per-carry rushing average and carried for 975 yards while averaging 4.8 yards per carrying. He scored 10 rushing touchdowns. He hauled in 44 receptions for a total of 282 yards and scored two scores.
Even though he was only a backup player at the time, on December 18, 2007, he was selected for his first Pro Bowl. In the divisional playoff game against the New York Giants, Barber started at quarterback for the team.
What Is The Net Worth of Marion Barber iii?
According to a number of different sources, he was only believed to have a net worth of 1.5 million dollars, despite the fact that during his time as a player he made a substantially greater amount of money.
The message began by expressing how devastated everyone is by the sudden passing of Marion Barber III. Marion was a traditional, no-nonsense football player who played every down with the determination to come out on top.
He loved the game he played and had a lot of respect for both his coaches and his teammates.
Bears from Chicago
Dallas terminated their employment with Barber. On July 30, 2011, the Chicago Bears agreed to pay Barber $5 million over the course of a two-year contract.
After Matt Forte, the Chicago Bears’ second string running back role went to Barber, who was chosen over Chester Taylor for the job. Barber had a calf muscle injury during the third preseason game on August 27.
As a result of the injury, Barber was unable to play in the first three games of the regular season. Barber scored a touchdown and had his first game with 100 yards of total offense since 2009 when he started for an injured Forte in Week 14’s game against the Denver Broncos.
The Bears needed to run out the clock, but he went out of bounds, giving the Broncos enough time to catch up to the Bears and win the game.