Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead Wednesday at his apartment in Texas. Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. The cause of his death is unknown. He was 38 years old.
A Frisco Police spokesperson released the following statement: “Officers are currently out on a wellness issue, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time.”
The Cowboys released a statement following news of Barber’s death. “We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” the statement read. “Marion was an old school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every try. He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Marion during this difficult time.
Barber was selected by the Cowboys with 109e overall pick in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons, all but one in Dallas. It burst onto the scene in its second season. The following year, Barber was named to his first and only Pro Bowl after rushing for a career-high 975 yards.
Barber was nicknamed “Marion the Barbarian” for his aggressive running style and nothing epitomized that moniker quite like his infamous 2m run where he dodged almost certain safety after being pushed back around 20m .
In 2012, Barber decided to retire from the NFL after playing one season with the Chicago Bears.
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