It’s been a remarkable career for cornerback Ronde Barber. He has played in 202 straight games, and on Sunday he intercepted the 40th pass of his career. With that pick, Barber became the first player in history to have 40 interceptions and at least 25 sacks (26).
“I’m very pleased to talk about Ronde Barber,” said head coach Raheem Morris. “40 interceptions and 25 sacks. The NFL Hall of Fame called to today asking for his jersey and his gloves. It’s phenomenal and a feat we are very proud of and I’m sure he is as well.”
Barber’s 40th pick help close the deal on a 21-0 shutout against the San Francisco 49ers. After playing at such a high level for so long, Morris is hoping that his veteran corner eventually gets more in the Hall of Fame than just a jersey and gloves.
“Hopefully they ask for him sooner or later,” said Morris. “It’d be pretty cool. You guys know how I feel about Ronde. Very, very pleased with what he has been able to do and how he was able to play… he goes out there and does everything that is required and everything above and beyond at 34 [years old] – older than his head coach – it phenomenal to watch.”
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