Tiki Barber Guest Speaker for FRIDAY, MAY 10TH “Legends of the Game” Speaker Series Luncheon

New York Giants All-Time Rushing Leader

Guest Speaker for FRIDAY, MAY 10TH Legends of the Game” Speaker Series Luncheon

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Touchdown Club is excited to announce NY Giants All-Time rushing leader, Tiki Barber, as one of this year’s luncheon guest speakers.  The 2019 “Legends of the Game” Speaker Series Luncheon will be hosted Friday, May 10th at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.  An estimated sell-out crowd of more than 750 people is anticipated.  The event will be hosted in Sheraton Charlotte Hotel grand ballroom from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.  (Silent Auction from 11:15am to 11:45am)  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE TOUCHDOWN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND!                            

Atiim KiambuTikiBarber played for the New York Giants for ten seasons and played college football for the University of Virginia. Barber was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft and played his entire professional career for them. Barber retired from the NFL at the end of the 2006 NFL postseason as the Giants’ all-time rushing and reception leader. Barber was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Following his playing career, Barber became a national media presence, notably joining NBC‘s The Today Show as a correspondent in 2007 and Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football. He has published multiple books.

He is the identical twin brother of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber.

Barber attended the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship to major in business. While he maintained his focus on his studies, Barber also became an accomplished college athlete; he broke the University of Virginia’s long jump record on his first jump, and put the University of Virginia’s football program back on the map. He finished his college career with 651 carries for 3,389 yards with and 31 touchdowns, and 64 receptions for 602 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Barber was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of the University of Virginia.

New York Giants franchise records:

v  Longest Touchdown Run: 95 yards, December 31, 2005 vs. the Oakland Raiders

v  Most Rushing Attempts, Season: 357, 2005 season

v  Most Rushing Attempts, Career: 2,217

v  Most 100 Yard Games, Season: 9, 2004 season

v  Most 200 Yard Games, Season: 3, 2005 season

v  Most Rushing Yards, Single Game: 234 yards, December 30, 2006 vs. the Washington Redskins

v  Most Rushing Yards, Season: 1,860 yards, 2005 season

v  Most Rushing Yards, Career: 10,449 yards

v  Most Total Yards, Season: 2,390 yards, 2005 season

v  Most 1,000 Yard Seasons: 6

v  Yards Per Carry, Career: 4.7

v  Most Total Yards, Game: 276 (203 rushing yards, 73 receiving yards), December 28, 2002 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles

v  Most Total Yards (Rushing, Receiving, Returns and Fumble Yardage), Career: 17,359

v  Most Yards From Scrimmage (Rushing and Receiving), Career: 15,632

v  Highest Average 100+ yards from scrimmage per game, Career (min: 150 games): 101.5

v  Most Fumble Recoveries, Game: 3, October 29, 2000 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles

After retiring from the NFL, Barber began a second career as a television broadcaster. Barber immediately landed a role with NBC in which he contributed to the Today program, covered sports for NBC Sports, and hosted entertainment events for NBC Universal. Barber was introduced as a correspondent for NBC‘s Today and analyst for Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football on February 13, 2007. This came after a competition for his services was waged between ABC, FOX, NFL, and NBC. As a Today correspondent, Barber anchored lifestyle segments and reports on news stories. He was rumored to be a potential long-term candidate for Matt Lauer‘s co-host position on Today. However, Lauer renewed his contract with NBC in 2012 and was fired on November 29, 2017.

Currently, Barber is a radio host for CBS Sports Radio with Brandon Tierney, Tiki & Tierney, a national show on Weekday afternoons airing 3-6pm (EST).

Barber makes his Broadway debut as Don in Kinky Boots January 21, 2019, and will play a limited run until March 3. Barber said in a statement, “I was very fortunate to be part of the New York Giants for ten years and feel incredibly lucky to be joining another New York institution: Broadway.”

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