Ronde Barber retires after 16 seasons

Ronde Barber has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FOXSports.com has learned.

Ronde Barber is calling it a career.

The veteran defensive back has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FOXSports.com has learned.

"I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having," Barber said.

Since his arrival as a rookie out of Virginia in 1997, Barber has set himself apart. He was a three-time NFL All-Pro, a five-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade team.

He also was a part of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII.

Barber's retirement concludes his run of consecutive starts at 215, the most in NFL history by a defensive back. He goes out with 47 career interceptions, 13 forced fumbles and 12 touchdowns.

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