Who is Tiki Barber's wife? Bio, Career Stats, Net worth, Childhood, Facts
Who is Tiki Barber?
Tiki Barber (Atiim Kiambu Barber) is a former running back American footballer. He played for ten seasons for the National Football League (NFL) New York Giants. Tiki played University of Virginia college football.
In the Early life of Tiki Barber
Fig: Tiki Barber with his brothers
Barber was born to James Barber and Geraldine. His father was a star running back at Virginia Tech and later playing in the World Football League. Tiki's got an older brother, Tarik Barber. Tiki and his twin brother were born prematurely for five weeks. He was born after his identical brother, Ronde Barber, seven minutes later. Barber's parents divorced when he was young and their father never provided financial support and when they grew up he rarely saw his sons. Their mother worked to support her three sons sometimes in three jobs.
Talking about his education, he attended an academic scholarship to major in business at the University of Virginia. Barber became an accomplished college athlete and remained focused on his studies. Tiki broke the long jump record of the University of Virginia on his first jump and put the football program of the University of Virginia back on the map. Barber finished his college career with 651 carries with 3,389 yards and 31 touchdowns, and 64 receptions with 2 touchdowns for 602 yards.
In the Career of Tiki Barber
Fig: Tiki Barber as a player
Initially, he was considered a backward third-down, "change of pace," Tiki became an outstanding starting running back and the all-time leader in rushing yards in the history of New York Giants. He was the top yard gainer of the NFL from the scrimmage line in 2005. Barber was elected to three Pro Bowls by his peers. Barber gained the most yards from scrimmage from any NFL running back in that four-year period from 2003 to 2006.
Barber revealed his intention to retire in October 2006 at the end of the 2006 NFL season. He had previously indicated his desire to retire at some point and pursue a career in broadcasting. When asked why a player at the peak of his game would retire, he cited the toll that the physical nature of football takes on a person's body and that he "simply couldn't take it anymore." He was highly criticized for his decision to retire at his prime. Tiki declined a reported $50 million /2-year contract with the New York Giants.
Tiki began a second career as a television broadcaster after he retired from the NFL. He immediately landed a role with NBC in which he contributed to Today's program. He covered sports for NBC Sports and also hosted NBC Universal entertainment events. Tiki was introduced as a correspondent for NBC's Today and an analyst for Football Night in America / Sunday Night Football on February 13, 2007. It came after a competition was waged between ABC, FOX, NFL, and NBC for his services. As a correspondent for Today, he anchored segments of lifestyle and reported on news stories. Barber was rumored to be a potential long-term candidate on Today for Matt Lauer's co-host position. In 2012 however, Matt renewed his contract with NBC and was later fired on November 29, 2017.
How much is Tiki Barber net worth?
He earned money, fame, appreciation, and love, and it was all he ever wanted. He was paid significant money and a beautiful salary that boosted his net worth every year. He had a jaw-dropping net worth of 14 million U.S. dollars that are absolutely out of this world.
Who is Tiki Barber's wife?
Fig: Tiki Barber with his wife Johnson
On May 15, 1999, Tiki married his University of Virginia sweetheart Virginia Cha Barber and resided in Upper East Side New York City with Virginia's parents living in an en-suite. Virginia of Korean and Vietnamese descent was a fashion publicist for Zegna, a designer-clothing label for men. While Virginia was pregnant with her twin daughters on April 5, 2010, it was announced that Barber and his wife were separating after 11 years of marriage. It later became public that he left Cha for 23-year-old Traci Lynn Johnson.
Just eight days after Barber's divorce from Cha was final, on July 20, 2012, Tiki and Johnson married in a simple civil ceremony in a New York courtroom. Tiki and his first wife Cha had two sons, A.J. (Atiim Kiambu Junior) born on 8 July 2002 and Chason, born on 18 March 2004. He's got twin daughters Riley and Ella born May 24, 2010. He also has two daughters; Brooklyn was born on 27 December 2013. Their second daughter and sixth child of Tiki, Teagan, was born in July 2016.
Facts about Tiki Barber
- He is a radio host with Brandon Tierney, Tiki & Tierney for CBS Sports Radio. It's a weekday afternoon national show airing 3 – 6 pm (EST).
- He appeared on the BBC's Super Bowl XLV coverage as a studio pundit.
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