Fast Facts

  • His name means fiery-tempered king in an African dialect.
  • Valedictorian of his high-school class.
  • State long jump champion in high school.
  • Published a series of children's books co-authored with twin brother Ronde.
  • Appeared in a 2003 Visa commercial with Ronde.
  • Gave the commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 2004.
  • Appeared in the off-Broadway play Women of Manhattan in 2005.
  • Voted to the Pro Bowl in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • Welcomed twin girls with his estranged wife Ginny on May 24, 2010.
  • Retired from the NFL in 2007, one year before his former team, the New York Giants, won the Super Bowl; he announced in 2011 that he was returning to the NFL, but no team showed interest in signing him.


  • James Barber — Father
  • Geraldine Barber — Mother
  • Ginny Cha — Ex-wife
  • Chason Barber — Son
  • Ronde Barber — Brother
  • Traci Lynn Johnson — Wife
  • Atiim Kiambu Barber Jr. — Son


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (BS in Commerce, 1997)


  • Birth Name: Atiim Kiambu Barber
  • Birth Place: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Former NFL Player, Broadcaster, Author, Actor

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