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 Siblings: Meet Brother Dominique Barber
Marion Barber III brother Dominique J. Barber is a former American football safety.
He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota.
Dominique was born on August 2, 1986, in Plymouth, Minnesota, United States. He is currently 35 years as of June, and will be 36 on August 2, 2022.