Former Cowboys RB Marion Barber Found Dead – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Former Dallas Cowboys found Marion Barber III dead inside his Frisco apartment Wednesday, the team confirmed.

The team told NBC 5 that Barber, 38, was found unresponsive.

In a statement issued late Wednesday afternoonThe team said they were “sad” about his tragic death.

On Wednesday afternoon at 2:40 am, Frisco police said officers responded to a call regarding welfare concerns in an apartment on 9400 Block of Stratton Drive believed to have been rented by Barber.

Police described the investigation as an unguarded death.

Barber, who would have turned 39 on June 10, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round in 2005 and spent six seasons in North Texas where his grueling running style earned him the nickname “Marion the Barbarian.”

Our hearts are saddened by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed soccer player who ran with a will to win every time. He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates. Our thoughts are with Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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After leaving Dallas, Barber spent a year with the Chicago Bears before retiring from professional football and returning to North Texas.

Throughout his NFL career, Barber rushed for 4,780 yards in 1,156 attempts, averaged 4.1 yards per attempt, and scored 53 touchdowns. As a receiver, he earned 179 passes for 1,330 yards with six TDs.

Barber is the older brother of former Houston Texans safety Dominic Barber and former Minnesota Golden Gophers player Thomas Barber. They are the children of former NFL player Marion Barber Jr.

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Barber was also known for his humanitarian efforts, working with his foundation and giving back to his community.

One of Barber’s friends, Joe Krywalski, told NBC 5 Wednesday that Barber was an amazing and very generous person. He said that Barber was religious, played the piano and wanted to get into boxing.

Over the years, Barber has fought many petty feuds with the law and Only last month he defended any contest to two 2018 criminal corruption charges After he damaged two vehicles in two separate accidents while jogging in Frisco. In 2014, when he was living in Mansfield, The barber was taken for a mental evaluation Following an altercation outside a restaurant in which a car was damaged.

Billy Clark was his lawyer and more. “For me. He was literally a family member and I’m so lost that I’m not ready for it,” Clark told NBC 5.

Clark says Barber wanted to write a book about his life and what football and family meant to him.

He said Barber was also training to be a boxer.

“He’s been in great shape, so when I tell you I’m at a loss, I am,” Clark said.

The Collin County Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of Barber’s death.

Meredith Yeomans of NBC 5 contributed to this report.

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