Ronde Barber is finished. Sixteen years after he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, Tiki's twin brother has decided to call it a career. The five-time Pro Bowler holds the records for most consecutive games started by an NFL cornerback and most quarterback sacks by an NFL cornerback and recorded 47 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, and 12 touchdowns during his storied career. He made his announcement through Jay Glazer earlier today:
Just got off the phone w Ronde Barber who told me he is officially retiring. "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having."— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 8, 2013
He's right. He had a better run than almost any other cornerback in NFL history and turned himself into one of the most recognizable corners in the league. He'll definitely be missed.
[via Jay Glazer]