Pro Football HOF -- First-Year Eligibles

Tiki Barber
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Tiki Barber

RB, Giants
(1997-2006)

The bright side of Barber's failed comeback this year is he gets on the ballot after a durable career. Barber made three Pro Bowls and rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his last five seasons after splitting carries with the likes of Tyrone Wheatley, Gary Brown and Ron Dayne early in his career. He finished with 10,449 career rushing yards, 22nd all-time between Jamal Lewis and Eddie George. Barber is very unlikely to make the Hall in his first year, and if he never makes it, chalk it up to a lack of longevity in the elite class of backs.

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