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


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touchback2011Cuyahoga Assistant Coach
Undeclared2005ShortDoug Gribble

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Famer / Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1990-1998TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1990-1998TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
NFL Blast1997TV SeriesDetroit Lions Player
NFL on FOX1994-1997TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
The NFL on NBC1989-1996TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
The NFL on CBS1990-1993TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
TNT Sunday Night Football1990-1993TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
1991 NFC Championship Game1992TV MovieHimself - Detroit Lions Running Back
1989 NFL Draft1989TV MovieHimself - 3rd Overall Pick
1988 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl1988TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma St. Cowboys Running Back

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself

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