Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment in Frisco, Texas.
He was only 38.
Police on Wednesday were out conducting a welfare check when they found Barber unresponsive in his apartment, according to reports.
NBC DFW reported:
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead inside his Frisco apartment Wednesday, the team confirms.
The team told NBC 5 that Barber, 38, was found unresponsive. Further details are not yet known and a cause of death has not been provided.
Frisco police said Wednesday afternoon that officers were out on a welfare call, but provided no other information.
Barber, who would have turned 39 on June 10, played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2005 to 2010 before spending his final season with the Chicago Bears and was known for his hard-hitting, punishing style of running out of the backfield.
Throughout his NFL career, Barber rushed for 4,780 yards on 1,156 attempts, an average of 4.1 yards per attempt, and scored 53 touchdowns on the ground. As a receiver, he caught 179 passes for 1,330 yards with six TDs.