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Barry Sanders
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Sanders in 2010
No. 20
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 16, 1968 (1968-07-16) (age 52)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 10× Pro Bowl (1989–1998)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1989–1991, 1994, 1995, 1997)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1997)
  • 2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1994, 1997)
  • 2× Bert Bell Award (1991, 1997)
  • 4× NFL rushing yards leader (1990, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1991)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1989)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Detroit Lions No. 20 retired
  • Heisman Trophy (1988)
  • Maxwell Award (1988)
  • Walter Camp Award (1988)
  • Unanimous All-American (1988)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 15,269
Yards per carry 5.0
Rushing touchdowns 99
Receptions 352
Receiving yards 2,921
Receiving touchdowns 10
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.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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