Marion Sylvester Barber III was an American football running back who played in the National Football League for seven seasons.
He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft after playing college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Bowl during his six-year tenure with the Cowboys. In 2011, Barber III played for the Chicago Bears.
He was the older brother of former Houston Texans safety Dominique Barber and Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber, and the son of former New York Jets running back Marion Barber Jr.
Barber was also a cousin of Peyton Barber.
Barber attended Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, and was a standout in football, baseball, and track.
Like his father, Barber attended the University of Minnesota, where he played college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Born on June 10, 1983, in Plymouth, Minnesota, United States, Barber was found dead in his Frisco, Texas, apartment on June 1, 2022, nine days before his 39th birthday.
Marion Barber III Parents: Marion Barber Jr., Karen Barber
The late American football running back Marion Barber III was born to his parents Marion Barber Jr. and Karen Barber.
His father Marion Sylvester Barber Jr. is a former American football running back. He played for the New York Jets of the National Football League from 1982 to 1988.
He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in youth studies in 2017, almost 40 years after playing for the Gophers.
Barber Jr. was born on December 6, 1959, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. He is currently 62 years as of June, and will be 63 on December 6, 2022.
A little is known about Marion Barber III’s mother.