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ESPN's Field Yates was the first to report the signing and said the 23-year-old could be in the mix to start for the Bucs next season.
As a senior at Milton, Barber rushed for more than 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns. He went on to play his college ball at Auburn. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,017 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Barber left school early for the NFL draft, but went unselected in 2016 and signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent.
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His best game as a Buccaneer came this past season against the Green Bay Packers, where he rushed for 102 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards.
In a February interview with ESPN, Barber opened up about his battle with dyslexia and ADHD.
“I don’t see it as a disability — I see it as an ability,” he said. “I see it as something special and unique in many ways. Yeah, I may learn differently, but at the same time, I’m thriving."
Clearly, neither disorder has held the north Fulton County native back from succeeding in the NFL.
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