Roanoke native Ronde Barber is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Former Tampa Bay Bucs, Virginia Cavaliers and Cave Spring Knights cornerback Ronde Barber is among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Barber is the only player in NFL history with at least 45 interceptions and at least 25 sacks.

Ronde played 16 seasons for Tampa Bay in leading the Bucs to a super bowl title. Ronde Barber is on the short list for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time.

Barber, who made it to the semifinalist stage last fall in his first year of eligibility in 2018, made it one step farther the fourth time around.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee will convene later this month to determine the Class of 2021.

A maximum of five modern-era individuals will be selected along with Tom Flores, Drew Pearson and Bill Nunn.

The Class of 2021 will be revealed during the week leading up to Super Bowl LV in Tampa. Enshrinement ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 8 in Canton.

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