Marion Barber III, who was a former NFL player and who made the Pro Bowl in 2007 with the Dallas Cowboys. He was found dead Wednesday by police in Frisco, Texas. He was 38.
Marion Barber cause of death
The Police team confirmed his death, but no cause was reported for the death of Marion.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported from sources that authorities did a welfare check on Barber’s
apartment after a water leak was reported, and police found his body there after forcing their way inside.
The police spokesperson Joshua Lovell told the paper, “Frisco Police responded to a welfare concern at an apartment believed to be leased by Marion Barber”.
“Frisco Police along with the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating an unattended death at the location.”
Marion Barber Achievement
He earned Barber the nickname for his rough-and-tumble running style “Marion the Barbarian.”
He finished his career with 59 touchdowns and 4,780 rushing yards, wrapping his career with
the Chicago Bears after the 2011 season.
He made the Pro Bowl in 2007, his third year in the league, when he had 975 yards and 10 touchdowns, often specializing in red-zone carries — which made him a favorite of fantasy football players. His 47 rushing TDs ranks fourth on the team’s all-time list among running backs.
Barber was born on June 10, 1983, in Plymouth, MN, the son of former New York Jets running back Marion Barber.
He posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2003-04, combining for 28 TDs in those two years. The Big 10 team won bowl games both years.
What does say The Cowboys about Marion Barber?
The Cowboys, which drafted Barber in 2005 and was his team for the first six of his seven NFL seasons, said in a statement:
They said that, they are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down.
He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. They also said that their hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.