Former Virginia running back Tiki Barber has been elected to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2011.
Barber, the former Cave Spring and University of Virginia star, is the second all-time leading rusher in Cavalier history. He was named ACC Player of the Year in 1996. In the 1997 NFL Draft, Barber was selected in the second round by the New York Giants where he played running back for the duration of his NFL career.
Barber led the Giants in rushing from the start of the 2002 season to the end of the 2006 season, making him the 22nd player in NFL history to rush for over 10,000 yards in his career. During his ten-year career with the Giants, he was selected to three Pro-Bowls.
The 40th annual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 30th in Portsmouth. The class also includes Danville native Johnny Newman who had a 16 year career in the NBA, after a successful four years at the University of Richmond.