Peyton Barber

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Peyton Barber
No. 25 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-27) June 27, 1994 (age 25)
Alpharetta, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Milton High School
(Milton, Georgia)
College:Auburn
Undrafted:2016
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2019
Rushing yards:1,794
Rushing average:3.7
Rushing touchdowns:12
Receptions:48
Receiving yards:267
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Peyton Barber (born June 27, 1994) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Auburn Tigers. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buccaneers in 2016.

Early years[edit]

Barber attended Milton High School in Milton, Georgia.[1] As a senior, he rushed for 1,700 yards and had 22 touchdowns for the Eagles.[2] He was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[3] Barber originally committed to the University of Mississippi to play college football before signing with Auburn University.[4]

College career[edit]

Barber attended Auburn University from 2013–2015.[5] After redshirting his first year at Auburn, he appeared in six games in 2014. He had 10 carries for 54 yards.[6] Barber became Auburn's starter during his sophomore year in 2015.[7][8] In the first game of the season he rushed for 115 yards on 24 carries.[9][10][11]

Barber finished the season with 1,017 yards and 13 touchdowns.[12] He finished with 1,071 yards and 13 touchdowns in his Auburn career. On January 18, 2016, Barber decided to forgo his redshirt junior season for the 2016 NFL Draft. He declared for the 2016 NFL Draft with two years of eligibility remaining.[13]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Peyton Barber Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Auburn SEC FR RB 5 10 54 5.4 0 0 0 0.0 0
2015 Auburn SEC SO RB 13 238 1,017 4.3 13 11 112 10.2 0
Career Auburn 18 248 1,071 4.3 13 11 112 10.2 0

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Barber signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 2, 2016.[14]

2016 season: Rookie year[edit]

On September 3, 2016, Barber was released by the Buccaneers as part of final roster cuts.[15] The next day, he was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad.[16] On September 8, he was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster.[17] In the 2016 season opener, he made his NFL debut but recorded no official statistics against the Atlanta Falcons.[18] On October 10, against the Carolina Panthers, he had his first three career carries, which went for six total yards.[19] In the next game, against the San Francisco 49ers, he had a solid performance with 12 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown.[20] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 223 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with five receptions for 28 yards.[21]

2017 season[edit]

The Buccaneers struggled in 2017 and Barber did not see much playing time until the latter part of the season. In Week 12, against the Atlanta Falcons, he was held to seven yards on five carries but scored two rushing touchdowns.[22] In Week 13, against the Green Bay Packers, he had 23 carries for 102 yards to go along with four receptions for 41 yards in the 26–20 loss.[23] In the regular season finale, against the New Orleans Saints, he had 71 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 31–24 victory.[24] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 423 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and 16 receptions for 114 yards.[25]

2018 season[edit]

Barber experienced an increase in usage in the backfield in 2018. In the first four games of the season, he totaled 50 carries for 148 rushing yards and two receptions for 13 yards.[26] In Week 6, against the Atlanta Falcons, he had 82 rushing yards to go along with four receptions for 24 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[27] Two weeks later, he had his first rushing touchdown of the season to go along with 85 rushing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.[28] In Week 11 against the New York Giants, he had 18 carries for 106 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 38-35 loss.[29] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 871 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns to go along with 20 receptions for 92 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[30]

2019 season[edit]

On March 13, 2019, Barber re-signed with the Buccaneers.[31] In week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, Barber rushed 23 times for 82 yards and a touchdown as the Buccaneers won 20-14. [32]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2016 TB 15 1 55 223 4.1 44T 1 5 28 5.6 11 0 0 0
2017 TB 16 4 108 423 3.9 34 3 16 114 7.1 34 0 2 0
2018 TB 16 16 234 891 3.7 28 5 20 92 4.6 21 1 1 0
Career 47 21 397 1,517 3.8 44T 9 41 234 5.7 34 1 3 0

Personal life[edit]

Barber was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[33][34]

Barber appeared on HBO's Vice premiering on March 31, 2017. The episode titled "End Of Amateurism" was about recent lawsuit claims against the NCAA. The episode chronicled him opting for the NFL draft rather than finishing his education due to financial reasons.[35] He is the cousin of running back Jeremy Langford.[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alpharetta native reveals why he entered NFL Draft early". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Peyton Barber Biography". Auburn Tigers Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Peyton Barber". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Charles. "Running back Peyton Barber flips from Ole Miss to Auburn". AL.com.
  5. ^ "Peyton Barber College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Peyton Barber 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Marcello, Brandon. "Peyton Barber lives out dream, but will he be Auburn's No. 1 running back?". AL.com.
  8. ^ Marcello, Brandon. "Peyton Barber proves to be a cut above for Auburn – again". AL.com.
  9. ^ "Faith in RB Peyton Barber paying big dividends for Auburn". ledger-enquirer.
  10. ^ Marcello, Brandon. "Auburn's Peyton Barber makes strong opening statement". AL.com.
  11. ^ Stevens, Matthew (September 5, 2015). "Barber takes over running back spot early on". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  12. ^ "Peyton Barber 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  13. ^ ESPN.com news services. "Draft hopeful Peyton Barber motivated by 'homeless' mom". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  14. ^ Smith, Scott (May 2, 2016). "Buccaneers land 19 rookie free agents". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  15. ^ Smith, Scott (September 3, 2016). "Bucs Trim Roster to 53". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Smith, Scott (September 5, 2016). "Bucs Form Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Bucs Promote RB Barber to Active Roster". Buccaneers.com. September 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – September 11th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – October 10th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers – October 23rd, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Peyton Barber 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  22. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – November 26th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – December 3rd, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  24. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 31st, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "Peyton Barber 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  26. ^ "Peyton Barber 2018 Game Log (Weeks 1–4)". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  27. ^ "Buccaneers' Peyton Barber: Has season-best game". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  28. ^ "Peyton Barber runs for 85 yards, TD (Arizona Sports)". News Chamber. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  29. ^ "Peyton Barber: 'You want to be the hammer and not the nail'". AL.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  30. ^ "Peyton Barber 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  31. ^ Smith, Scott (March 13, 2019). "Bucs Agree to Terms with Leading Rusher Peyton Barber". Buccaneers.com.
  32. ^ "Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14". www.espn.com. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  33. ^ Marcello, Brandon. "Auburn running back Peyton Barber not letting dyslexia, ADHD slow him down". AL.com.
  34. ^ "Peyton Barber studies football with ADHD, dyslexia". The Montgomery Advertiser. May 18, 2014.
  35. ^ "End of Amateurism". HBO. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  36. ^ "Inside Auburn running back Peyton Barber's decision to leave early for NFL". ledger-enquirer. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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