Marion Sylvester Barber III (10 June 1983 – 1 June 2022) was an American football running back who played in the National Football League for seven seasons (NFL).
After playing college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. During his six-year stint with the Cowboys, he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007. In 2011, he played for the Chicago Bears.
The son of former New York Jets running back Marion Barber Jr. is safety Dominique Barber, Golden Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber, and Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber. He was also Peyton Barber’s cousin.
Barber injured his calf muscle in the third preseason game on August 27 and missed the first three games of the regular season as a result. Barber scored a touchdown and had his first 100-yard game since 2009 in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, when he replaced the injured Forte.
However, he ran out of bounds when the Bears needed to run out the clock, giving the Broncos sufficient time to catch up and win the game.Barber gained 422 yards on 114 carries in 2011. On March 23, 2012, Barber announced his retirement from the NFL following the 2011 season.
Marion Barber Net Worth
According to a number of publications, despite having made substantially more money as a player, he was reported to have a net worth of only $1.5 million.