Ronde Barber did plenty during his 16-year NFL career to merit consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A three-time All-Pro selection, Barber is the only player in NFL history to have at least 40 career interceptions and 20 career sacks.
He’s a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII.
But for Barber – like all the young football players out there who watched him – the thing he enjoyed most about his career is that he was able to stay on the field and help his team.
The numbers are staggering.
- 27 seasons as head coach
- 332 wins against 24 losses (.929)
- 11 national championships
- 23 conference championships
- 21 undefeated regular seasons
But if numbers were all Larry Kehres left behind at the University of Mount Union football program, he would be disappointed.
Andrea Kremer, NFL Network’s player health and safety chief correspondent, reported Wednesday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where 54 former players received training as USA Football ambassadors.
These ambassadors will be among the leaders in the Heads Up Football program, a nationwide campaign to make football safer for children.