Tiki Barber is a 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce (Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society), with a concentration in Management Information Systems. At UVA, Tiki excelled both academically and athletically - football and track and field. He left the Cavaliers as their all-time leading rusher and began a 10 year NFL career with the New York Football Giants.
Tiki Barber joined Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in a career. Barber retired ranking third all- time in yards per carry (4.7) and 10th all-time in yards from scrimmage (15,632; rushing and receiving). He holds almost every NY Giants rushing record - total yards, rushing yards, rushing attempts and is second in rushing touchdowns.
In January of 2011, Tiki was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, located in Portsmouth, VA.
Tiki has been active in media and journalism for most of his professional life. In 1999, he began his broadcasting career working for WFAN radio, which led to stints at WCBS-TV, Sirius Satellite Radio, the YES Network and Fox News.
Upon retiring from the NFL, Tiki signed a three year contract to work as a correspondent for NBC News and Sports, primarily for The Today Show and Football Night in America, but also covering the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for MSNBC.
In January 2013, Tiki began his latest media endeavor as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s new national morning show.
He is also an entrepreneur, co-founding Thuzio.com, an eCommerce marketplace makes it easy for businesses to book sports talent for bespoke events and experiences.
Tiki is a board member of the Fresh Air Fund and on the Advisory Board for the Hospital for Special Surgery.
In September 2007, Tiki released his memoir, "Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond." He has also co-authored, with his twin brother, Ronde, three successful children’s books and eight young-adult novels.
The Barber brothers jointly donated $1MM to the University of Virginia in October 2006, and the University retired Tiki’s #21 in November 2007.