Marion Barber, the former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, dies at the age of 38. The team confirmed his death on Wednesday.
The Dallas Cowboys released a statement stating, “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time,”
Marion Barber was known as “Marion the barbarian” on his social media accounts.
Marion Barber played seven seasons of NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, the first six years of his career to be precise. He played his final year in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and retired in March 2012.
Barber was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round back in 2005 which was conducted at the University of Minnesota.
Marion Barber had an illustrated career of a total of 99 games out of which he completed 300 first downs while scoring 53 touchdowns.
The NFL also wrote a heartfelt tribute to Barber in a statement saying “the NFL mourns the tragic loss of Marion Barber III and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
The cause of the death is still unknown but according to the police of Frisco, a small town in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area in Texas; they responded to a request made by a welfare concern regarding an apartment that was apparently leased by Marion Barber.“Frisco Police along with the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating an unattended death at the location,” the department said in a released statement