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Barry Sanders

Biography

Legendary NFL working back who’s widely considered one of the most gifted rusher to ever play the overall game. He was the 1997 NFL MVP, a 10-period pro dish selection and a 4-period rushing champ during his 10-season career, spent completely using the Detroit Lions. He earned the 1988 Heisman Trophy while playing at Oklahoma Condition. He became the initial player to hurry for over 1,500 back yards in five different periods. In 1997, he rushed for 2,053 back yards, becoming the 3rd working back NFL background to hurry for over 2,000 back yards in a period. His boy Barry J. Sanders started his collegiate profession as a working back again with Stanford in 2012. He also offers three various other sons called Noah, Nicholas and Nigel. During his pension, he trailed just the fantastic Walter Payton in profession rushing yards.

Quick Facts


Full Name Barry Sanders
Date Of Birth July 16, 1968
Place Of Birth Wichita, KS
Height 1.73 m
Weight 91 kg
Profession Football Player
Education Wichita North High School, Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Nationality American
Children Barry J. Sanders, Noah Sanders, Nicholas Sanders, Nigel Sanders
Parents William Sanders, Shirley Ann Sanders
Siblings Boyd Sanders, Lynn Sanders, Byron Sanders, Nancy Sanders
Awards Heisman Trophy, All-Pro, Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, College Football All-America Team, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Best NFL Player ESPY Award, NFL Honors - AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, Chic Harley Award, AP Most Valuable Player
Movies Touchback
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Cover athlete for Madden NFL 25 (2013).
2 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
3 Attended North High School in Wichita, KS.
4 Ranks 7th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (99).
5 Ranks 6th on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.987).
6 Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (15,269).
7 Ranks 3rd on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (3,062).
8 Detroit Lions All-Time Rushing Yards Leader (15,269).
9 Ranks 5th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (3,062).
10 First Detroit Lion to rush for 200 yards - 220 vs. Minnesota Vikings 11/24/91.
11 First 2,000 yard rusher for Detroit Lions (2,053 in 1997).
12 Has a son, B.J., from a previous relationship.
13 Won the 1988 Heisman Trophy while a running back at Oklahoma State. Rushed for 2,628 yards and scored 39 touchdowns in 1988, both NCAA football records.
14 Wife is a Detroit Channel 4 News Reporter.
15 Two time NFL MVP (1994, 1997)
16 Running back with the Detroit Lions, 1989-1998. Retired following the 1998 season.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touchback 2011 Cuyahoga Assistant Coach
Undeclared 2005 Short Doug Gribble

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer / Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story 2006 Video documentary Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
NFL Monday Night Football 1990-1998 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
ESPN's Sunday Night Football 1990-1998 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
NFL Blast 1997 TV Series Detroit Lions Player
NFL on FOX 1994-1997 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
The NFL on NBC 1989-1996 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
The NFL on CBS 1990-1993 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
TNT Sunday Night Football 1990-1993 TV Series Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
1991 NFC Championship Game 1992 TV Movie Himself - Detroit Lions Running Back
1989 NFL Draft 1989 TV Movie Himself - 3rd Overall Pick
1988 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl 1988 TV Movie Himself - Oklahoma St. Cowboys Running Back

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Archive Footage

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Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself

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