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Giants multipurpose running back Tiki Barber
SI: Your advice to Maurice Clarett.
Barber: I would say, "Wait! Enjoy your college experience, because the real world, even as an athlete, is complicated and frustrating. The longer you can have someone take care of you, the better."
SI: What's the secret in being able to be a workhorse back with your 5'10", 200-pound build?
Barber: Running scared [not literally]. When I see a hit coming, I [curl up] so my whole body absorbs the blow.
SI: Which athlete do you most admire?
Barber: Andre Agassi. He's consistent, and he's humble in victory and defeat.
SI: What do Monday mornings feel like?
Barber: I get out of bed real slow, because I'm never sure what body part is going to trigger a pain response. It's like I do a systems check with every step I take. Sometimes it's general soreness. Sometimes my muscles won't fire because the pain won't let them.
SI: You've worked in radio and television. Who's the best NFL analyst?