Ronde Barber Retires from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback, Ronde Barber has announced his retirement. FOX Sports football analyst spoke to Ronde over the phone earlier today. Jay in turn announced the decision via Twitter. Ronde Barber broke into the NFL in 1997 and became a staple in the Bucs secondary for 16 NFL seasons. He was a 3x NFL All-Pro, went to five Pro Bowls and was on the Super Bowl XXXVII Championship team.

His made the most famous play in Buccaneer history when he intercepted former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb during the final minutes of the 2002 NFC Championship game. As the Eagles were driving down the field, looking to make it a one-score game, Barber intercepted the ball at the Philadelphia 8-yard line and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown, sealing a Bucs 27-10 victory and sending them to their first and only Super Bowl.

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