Barry Sanders

American football player (born 1968)

Barry Sanders (born (1968-07-16)July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back. He played college football at Oklahoma State University, then spent all of his professional career with the Detroit Lions in the NFL. Widely recognized as the greatest running back of all time next to Emmitt Smith and if not that then definitely the best elusive back of all time.

Barry Sanders
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Sanders in 2010
No. 20
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1968-07-16) July 16, 1968 (age 55)
Wichita, Kansas
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Wichita (KS) North
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:15,269
Yards per carry:5.0
Rushing touchdowns:99
Receiving yards:2,921
Receiving touchdowns:10
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Player stats at PFR