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Tiki Barber Biography

Birth Name:
Atiim Kiambu Barber
Birth Place:
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Former NFL Player, broadcaster, author, actor

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


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