Ronde Barber grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and played college football for the University of Virginia. Barber spent his entire 16-year professional career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL In the 1997 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Ronde Barber in the third round as the 66th overall pick.
Over the course of his career, Barber was selected to five Pro Bowls, accumulated three first team All-Pro selections, two second team All-Pro selections, and was selected to the National Football League 2000s All-Decade Team. Additionally, he led all NFL players in interceptions in 2001. After the 2002 season, Barber won Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders.
Barber was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. Barber is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.