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When Tiki Barber announced he was coming out of retirement, he officially placed himself back on the Giants roster. Though we are in a lockout, so the Giants could not actually release him yet, although they intend to.
But for the sake of argument, I'd like to make his case for the Hall of Fame.
Assuming he plays another season or two with some team, he only needs 551 yards to pass the 11,000 rushing yards plateau.
Every running back with 11,000 yards or more has made the Hall of Fame.
However, even if he doesn't gain another yard, there are things Barber did that were simply amazing. He is one of only three backs in the history of the NFL to have over 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving, joining Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk.
He also joins those two as the only three RBs to have over 2,100 carries and over 575 receptions.
He and Marshall Faulk are the only RB to have over 2,000 yards from scrimmage four times.
He is only one of three RB to have three 200 yard games in a single season.
He was the first player to have more than 1,800 yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season.
He also holds the record for consecutive games leading his team in rushing, starting from the 2002 season all the way until 2006, an 80 game stretch.
His Giants team records include: career and season rushing attempts, career, season and game rushing yards, career rushing TDs and most 1,000 yard seasons.
There are others, but too many to list.
He was an amazing talent. If you don't believe so, then you're letting your opinion of the man after football affect your judgement.
He certainly is not a popular guy in New York and was even booed at the Ring of Honor ceremony, but he was a great player and should be recognized for it.
90 percent chance.