The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Barber was found dead in his apartment on Thursday by Frisco police. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Former #Cowboys Pro Bowl RB Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment by Frisco police today, the Star Telegram reported. The cause of his death is currently unknown.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 1, 2022
From Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
A Frisco police spokesperson said: “Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time.”
Marion Barber III had a Pro Bowl season in 2007
Barber, who was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, played in the league for seven seasons.
During that time, he rushed for 4,780 yards and 53 touchdowns in 99 games. He also caught 179 passes for 1,330 yards and six touchdowns.
Marion Barber’s best season came in 2007 when he rushed for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to being selected to play in his only Pro Bowl.
Prior to being drafted by the Cowboys, Barber III had an amazing career at the University of Minnesota.
In his final two seasons with the Golden Gophers, he rushed for 2,465 and 28 touchdowns.
Rest in Peace, Marion.