TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced former cornerback Ronde Barber will be inducted into the Ring of Honor this year.
Barber is the thirteenth inductee of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor and will be the only one this season.
His induction ceremony will take place at halftime of Tampa Bay’s home game against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 22, in the third week of the 2019 season. Before and after the ceremony, Barber will be in the Fox broadcast booth, providing color commentary on the game.
Barber’s playing career stretched from 1997, when he arrived as a third-round pick out of Virginia, through 2012, making him the only player ever to suit up for 16 Buccaneer seasons. Barber has been a Hall of Fame semifinalist each of the last two years.
“Rondé Barber personified greatness on and off the field during his 16 seasons as a Buccaneer and we look forward to honoring his remarkable career this upcoming season,” said Owner/Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. “His achievements are as impressive as they are long, but Rondé’s most defining qualities were his ultra-competitive nature, his passion for this game, and his love of the Tampa Bay community.”