Marion Barber III is a running back for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Minnesota, and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2005.
His contract with the Bears runs through 2020, and he has an annual salary of $1.5 million.
Marion Barber III signed a contract with the Chicago Bears in 2005. The contract was for six years, and it paid him $4 million in the first year. The second year of the contract was worth $4.5 million, and each year after that saw a 5% increase in value.
Marion Barber III is a former running back in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Minnesota, and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played for the Bears for five seasons before being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent three seasons. He also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks before retiring after spending his last season with the Oakland Raiders.
Barber was known for his running style of leaping over defenders rather than going around them, which earned him nicknames like “The Eraser” and “The Human Plow”. He was also noted for his durability; he never missed a game during his first four seasons in the league due to injury.
Barber retired following an 11-year career with 758 carries for 3,613 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns. In addition to being named second-team All-Pro in 2007, Barber was selected to three Pro Bowls (2006–08) as a member of the Bears
Marion Barber III’s Life
He was born on January 7, 1985 in Lubbock, Texas. He attended John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, where he played for the Guyer Hornets football team. During his senior year at Guyer, Barber rushed for 2,362 yards and 21 touchdowns and led the Hornets to their first playoff appearance in 14 years. His performance earned him all-state honors from The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association.
Barber accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Michigan, where he played for coach Lloyd Carr’s Michigan Wolverines football team from 2003 to 2005. He finished third on the team in rushing each year with 1,524 yards as a freshman in 2003 (behind Anthony Thomas and Chris Perry), 1,216 yards as a sophomore in 2004 (behind Mike Hart) and 1,109 yards as a junior in 2005 (behind Hart).
After his junior season at Michigan, Barber decided to forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. On April 11th 2006 he was selected by the Chicago.
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