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Barry Sanders
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No. 20
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 16, 1968 (1968-07-16) (age 51)
Wichita, Kansas
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 1989
Last played in 1998
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 10x Pro Bowl selection (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 10x All-Pro selection (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 1997 Co-NFL MVP
  • 1997 NEA NFL MVP
  • 1997 Co-PFWA NFL MVP
  • 1989 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • 1988 Heisman Trophy
  • 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1997, 1994)
  • 2x Bert Bell Award (1997, 1991)
  • Holds 10 Detroit Lions Team Records
Career NFL statistics
Rushing Yards 15,269
Average 5.0
Touchdowns 152
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Barry David 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.


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