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Breaking Angles: New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber Joins Cast of Kinky Boots

Tiki Barber is joining the Factory at Kinky Boots!

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Breaking Angles: New York Giants Legend Tiki Barber Joins Cast of Kinky Boots


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Merry Christmas Football Fans! Santa’s come early for all of you in the Tri-State Area! Why?

Tiki Barber is coming to Broadway!

That’s right! You read that correctly. Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber will be taking over the role of Don for 5 weeks starting January 21st through March 3rd., while Daniel Stewart Sherman takes a leave for My Very Own British Invasion at Paper Mill Playhouse. 

Tiki Barber was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Barber was one of the first three running backs off the board, going behind fellow Pro-Bowler Warrick Dunn and Antowain Smith. His brother Ronde was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost one round later in the early third.

Tiki had an exceptional career for the Giants, totaling 10,449 rushing yards, 4.7 yards a carry, breaking the plane of the endzone 55 times for the G-Men.

In fact as of 2018 Tiki Barber holds the following Giants records:

  • Most Rush Attempts (career): 2,217
  • Most Rush Attempts (season): 357 (2005)
  • Most Rush Yards (career): 10,449
  • Most Rush Yards (season): 1,860 (2005)
  • Most Rush Yards (game): 234 (2006-12-30 @WAS)
  • Most Rush Yds/Att (career): 4.71
  • Most Rush Yds/Att (playoff season): 5.27 (2006)
  • Most Rush Yds/Game (career): 67.9
  • Most Rush Yds/Game (season): 116.3 (2005)
  • Most Rush Yds/Game (playoff season): 137 (2006)
  • Most Yds from Scrimmage (career): 15,632
  • Most Yds from Scrimmage (season): 2,390 (2005)
  • Most Yds from Scrimmage (game): 258 (2006-12-30 @WAS)
  • Most Yds from Scrimmage (playoff career): 671
  • Most All Purpose Yds (career): 17,359
  • Most All Purpose Yds (season): 2,390 (2005)
  • Most All Purpose Yds (game): 258 (2006-12-30 @WAS)
  • Most Punt Ret Yds (season): 506 (1999)
  • Most 100+ yard rushing games (career): 40
  • Most 100+ yard rushing games (season): 9 (2004 and 2006; tied with Joe Morris)
  • Most 100+ yard rushing games (playoffs): 2 (tied with Ottis Anderson and Joe Morris)
  • Most 1000+ rushing yard seasons (career): 6

So yes, Tiki Barber is known for his excellence on the gridiron, but can that translate to the Great White Way?

The last professional football player to make his Broadway debut was former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in 2016. George made his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest-running revival in Broadway History. 

Our Editor-In-Chief, Justin Colombo, now has some bigger shoes to fill as he continues to understudy the role of Don. To ensure you get to see Tiki Barber’s star turn on Broadway! Get your tickets now! Before they go, and they’re going fast!

For more NFL/Broadway crossovers, check out the link below!

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