Maroon and Gold Barbers

A look at the Barber family and their influence on Gophers football:

Marion Barber

Running back, 1977-80

• Rushed for 3,094 yards, sixth in school history.

• Ranks third in school history with 34 rushing touchdowns.

• Second-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 1981.

• Played for Jets from 1982-88, rushing 74 times for 317 yards and three TDs.

Marion Barber III

Running back, 2001-04

• Rushed for 3,276 yards, fourth in school history.

• Ranks second in school history with 35 rushing TDs.

• Fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2005.

• Played six years for Cowboys, one for Chicago Bears, rushing 1,156 times for 4,780 yards and 53 TDs.

Dom Barber

Safety, 2008-11

• Finished with 191 tackles in his career, including 100 in his senior year.

• Intercepted four passes and returned one for a TD in his junior year.

• Sixth-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2008.

• Played 39 games, seven starts, in four years with Texans and had one career interception.

Thomas Barber

Linebacker, 2016-present

• Sophomore has started all eight games, leads Big Ten in solo tackles (50) and is tied for second in total tackles with 75.

• Got his first interception against Middle Tennessee.

• Made a career-high 16 tackles against Michigan State, and had two tackles for loss and recovered a fumble.