Marion Barber III Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth


This article will answer every question you have about Marion Barber III. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Barber do for a living?
  2. Who are Barber’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Barber’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Barber married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Barber have any children?
  6. Where is Barber now?
  7. How tall is Barber?
  8. How much money does Barber earn?
  9. What is Barber’s net worth?

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Who is Marion Barber III?

Marion Sylvester Barber III was a professional eminent American football running back who played in the NFL (National Football League) for seven seasons. After playing college football, he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Bowl during his six-year tenure with the Cowboys. Then in 2011, he played for the Chicago Bears.

How Old Is Marion Barber III?

He was 38 years old at the time of his death on June 1, 2022. Having been born on June 19, 1983, in Plymouth, Minnesota, U.S. Barber shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Symonne Harrison, KSI, Boris Johnson, Bramty Juliette, Skye, Zoe Saldana, Jared Padalecki, and many more.

Marion Barber III Family

Who are Marion Barber III Parents?

He was born to Marion Barber Jr. (Father born on December 6, 1959) a former American football running back. And Karen Barber (Mother).

Does Marion Barber III have Siblings?

He has two younger brothers by the name Dominique Barber (born on August 2, 1986) is a former American football safety. And Thomas Barber.

Marion Barber III Education

He received his high school education at Wayzata High School where he was a standout in football, baseball, and track. After high school, he attended the University of Minnesota.

A Photo of Marion Barber III
A Photo of Marion Barber III

Marion Barber III Marital Status

In his lifetime, he did not marry nevertheless, his affairs and girlfriend were not known disclosed to the public.

Marion Barber III Kids

He did not have any kids.

Marion Barber III Career

A College Career

Like his father, he attended the University of Minnesota where he played college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Originally, the coaches wanted to play him as a safety but after seeing him run, they kept him as a running back. There he ranked fourth on the school’s all-time rushing list with 3,276 yards, second with 4,495 all-purpose yards, and second in rushing touchdowns with 35. At the beginning of his sophomore year, he teamed up with running back Laurence Maroney where they formed one of the best running back duos in college football. Moreover, they became the first teammates in Division I (NCAA) history to each rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. He was also an All-Bog Ten Conference selection in 2003 as a redshirted sophomore.

A Professional career

A Career with the Dallas Cowboys (2005 to 2010)

After foregoing his senior season of college, he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round with the 109th overall selection of the 2005 NFL Draft. After suffering a toe infection that needed surgery and some preseason fumbles thus leaving him at the bottom of the depth chart. A result of injury to Julius Jones and the ineffectiveness of Anthony Thomas, allowed Barber to emerge where he responded with 95 yards rushing against Seattle and 127 yards against Arizona.

His pass-blocking and special team abilities led him to be the backup running back for the Cowboys. In 2006 as he was the backup to Julius Jones, he found a niche as a third-down rusher and a closer of games thereby emerging as an excellent red-zone running back. That same year, he led the NFC with 14 rushing touchdowns and was the first non-placekicker since 2000, to lead the Cowboys in scoring (96 points). His power running back style during the 2007 season earned him the nickname Marion the Barbarian.

Career Continuation

And was also the league leader in breaking tackles. He was named to his first Pro Bowl on December 18, 2017, despite officially being a backup. He went on and received the start in the divisional playoff loss to the New York Giants. In 2008, the Cowboys offered Barber now a starter the highest tender as a restricted free agent. Barber then signed a seven-year deal for $45 million with the Cowboys with $16 million guaranteed on May 20, 2008. Before becoming a starter, his style of play was a worry and could shorten his career.

With his additional work, his career longevity was discussed more often as his yards per carrying started to drop down. The emergence of Felix Jones and Tashard Choice and injury problems in 2009, limited his success during the 2009 season. However, despite having a torn quadriceps muscle, he played in 15 games. In the 2010 season, he had a disappointing season as also the entire Cowboys team struggled from game one. In 13 games he rushed for 374 yards on 113 carries for a 3.3. yard per carrying average, thus the lowest of his career. His 4 rushing touchdowns were also the lowest of his career.

A Career with the Chicago Bears (2011)

On July 28, 2011, he was released by Dallas. And on July 30, 2011, the Chicago Bears signed him to a two-year $5 million contract. He beat out Chester Taylor for the Bears’ second string running back position after Matt Forte. In the third preseason game on August 27, he cut his calf muscle thus making him miss the first three games of the regular season because the injury. In a game against the Denver Broncos in Week 14, he replaced an injured Forte and scored a touchdown and has his first 100-yard game since 2009 after suffering a muscle injury. Overall in the 2011 season, he had 422 yards on 114 carries. Following the 2011 season, on March 23, 2012, he announced his retirement from the NFL.

Marion Barber III Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body he stood at a height of 5ft 11inches (1.8m) and a weight of 99kg (218lbs)

Marion Barber III Salary and Net Worth

He had an annual salary of about $6.5 million and anet worth of $1.5 million.