Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is Hall of Fame finalist

Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is Hall of Fame finalist
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Former UVA football star Ronde Barber is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Barber was a semifinalist in each of his first three seasons of eligibility, and was named a finalist for the first time on Tuesday.

Barber played sixteen seasons in the NFL with the Buccaneers.

He had 47 interceptions and 28 sacks in his career, while also making 1,251 tackles.

Barber scored 14 defensive touchdowns, which is the 4th highest total of non-offensive touchdowns in NFL history.

He was one of four former Cavaliers players nominated for the Hall of Fame this year, but the only one named a finalist.

Heath Miller and D’Brickashaw Ferguson were first-time nominees, while Tiki Barber has been eligible since 2012.

The Virginia football program has three former players enshrined in Canton: Bill Dudley (1966), Henry Jordan (1995), and Ralph Wilson, Jr. (2009).

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