Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/8/13
Ronde Barber is calling it a career. The veteran defensive back has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FOXSports.com has learned. "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having," Barber said. Since his arrival as a rookie out of Virginia in 1997, Barber has set himself apart. He was a five-time NFL All-Pro, a five-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade team. He also was a part of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII. Barber's retirement concludes his run of consecutive starts at 215, the most in NFL history by a defensive back. He goes out with 47 career interceptions, 13 forced fumbles and 12 touchdowns.
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