Bruce Arians and Rondé Barber’s History
Many people don’t know the history between Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians and the entire Barber family. They are very close. Below is what Bruce Arians had to say about Ronde Barber and his connection with the Barber family.
“Just watching him being born. Tiki and Rondé came, they lived right down the street – not even a street, just over the hill. We bought condominiums right next to each other. We were roommates in college, so we are very close, and I followed them throughout their entire careers. I couldn’t be more proud of both of them, but for him to get into the Ring of Honor – that’s huge – and I think the gold jacket shouldn’t be far off. We always babysat Rondé because Tiki was always in the hospital. He always had convulsions, so we had Rondé just bouncing around and playing. He’s got some really ugly pictures of me with some bad hair.”
Arians also mentioned the fact that it would be great for the Buccaneers to get a win for Rondé when he gets inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor on Sunday. Arians said “I would hope so, that they would have a little bit more, but each game carries enough weight and significance. It’d be just a cherry on the cake to win for him.”