Tiki Barber Biography
Tiki Barber is a former running back in the National Football League. He spent ten seasons with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He also played football for the University of Virginia. He was picked by the Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft and spent his whole professional career with the team.
Tiki Barber Age
Tiki Barber was born in Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America on April 7, 1975. He is 46 years old.
Tiki Barber Height
Tiki stands at an average height of 5 ft 10 in/1.78m tall.
Tiki Barber Family
On April 7, 1975, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America, he was born to Geraldine Barber (mother) and James Barber (father). Tiki and his twin brother Jamael arrived five weeks early. He arrived seven minutes after Jamael. Tiki was a running back who was a member of the New York Giants. He is of American nationality but of African-American heritage.
His identical twin brother, retired American football cornerback Jamael Orondé “Rondé” Barber, 46, was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on April 7, 1975. Throughout his 16-year professional career, Jamael was a member of the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL). While there, he also participated in football at the University of Virginia.
Tiki Barber Wife
Tiki and his ex-wife (his University of Virginia love) Virginia Cha Barber lived on New York City’s Upper East Side and had two kids, A.J. (Atiim Kiambu Junior) born on July 8, 2002, and Chason born on March 18, 2004.
On May 15, 1999, he married his ex-wife (his University of Virginia love), Virginia Cha Barber. Cha, who is of Korean and Vietnamese origin, worked as a fashion publicist for Zegna, a men’s designer apparel manufacturer. Tiki and Cha lived on New York City’s Upper East Side and had two kids, A.J. (Atiim Kiambu Junior) born on July 8, 2002, and Chason born on March 18, 2004.
Tiki and Cha divorced on April 5, 2010, when she was seven months pregnant with their twin daughters Riley and Ella, who were born on May 24, 2010. Tiki cheated on Cha with another lady named Traci Lynn Johnson, which caused their divorce. Traci and Tiki met while Traci was an NBC intern and Tiki was working on the Today show.
Tiki and Traci married in a small civil ceremony in a New York courtroom on July 20, 2012 (eight days after his divorce from Cha was official). They are blessed with two kids; their daughter Brooklyn born on December 27, 2013, and their second child, Teagan born in July 2016.
Tiki Barber Education
Tiki attended and graduated from Roanoke, Virginia’s Cave Spring High School. Tiki later attended the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship, where he studied business. Tiki became an outstanding college athlete while still focusing on his education at the University. He smashed the University of Virginia’s long jump record on his first jump, putting the football team back on the map.
Tiki carried for nearly 1,400 yards as a junior and helped lead the Cavaliers to a share of the ACC title. During his senior year, he also carried for over 1,300 yards and was voted ACC Player of the Year. His college career ended with 64 receptions for 602 yards and two scores, as well as 651 carries for 3,389 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Tiki Barber Salary
Tiki earns an annual salary of $71,206.
Tiki Barber’s Net Worth
Tiki has an accumulated net worth of $5 million.
Tiki Barber Career
After retiring from the NFL, he began a second career as a television broadcaster. Tiki was instantly hired by NBC as a contributor to the Today show. His primary responsibility was to cover sports for NBC Sports. He also hosted NBC Universal entertainment events. Tiki was announced as a correspondent for NBC’s Today as well as an analyst for Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football on February 13, 2007.
The declaration came after a bidding war for his services between NBC, the NFL, FOX, and ABC. As a Today correspondent, Tiki anchors lifestyle programs and reports on breaking news. His eagerness to cover breaking news and political events sets him apart from other retired players.
The highlight of his year, he said, was a meal with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2006. During the offseason, Tiki conducted a political and general-interest radio show.
Senator John McCain was his first interviewee. Tiki took advantage of Geist’s vacation and filled Willie Geist’s spot on the MSNBC show Morning Joe in May 2008. In August 2008, he also assisted in the coverage of the Summer Olympics on MSNBC. Tiki also worked as a commentator for Yahoo! Sports during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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