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Barry Sanders – Montage (Football)

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Barry Sanders – Montage

Barry Sanders – Oklahoma State Cowboys (1986-1988) -Detroit Lions (1989-1998)

NCAA Highlights and Accomplishments
Sanders became a starter for the for OSU his junior year after Thurman Thomas was inducted into the NFL.
Heisman Trophy Winner in 1988 — Barry Sanders; RB, Oklahoma State
(344 Rushes, 2625 Yards, 39 TDs)
Set 25 NCAA records in 1988 and averaged 200 yards a game.
Single Season records
Most Points Scored:
234, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
Most Points Scored Per Game:
21.3, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
Most Touchdowns Scored/Rushing:
37, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
Most Yards Gained/Rushing:
2,628, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
Most Yards Gained Per Game/Rushing:
238.9, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
432, Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, 1981
Most Yards Gained/All-Purpose Running:
3,250, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988
Most Yards Gained Per Game/All-Purpose Running:
295.5, Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988

NFL Highlights and Accomplishments
At time of his retirement following the 1998 season
[1st] Most Consecutive Seasons 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 10
[1st] Most Games 100 or More Rushing Yards, Season – 14 (1997)
[1st] Most Consecutive Games 100 or More Rushing Yards, Season – 14 (1997)
[Tied for 1st] Most Seasons 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 10
[2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 3,062
[2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Career – 15,269
[2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Season – 2,053 (1997)
[2nd] Most Game 100 or More Rushing Yards, Career – 76
[2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Career – 18,308
[Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading League in Rushing – 4 (1990, 1994, 1996, 1997)
[Tied for 2nd] Most Games 200 or More Rushing Yards, Career – 4
[3rd] Most Combined Net Yards Attempts, Career – 3,432
[Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League in Rushing – 2 (1996-1997)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Games 200 or More Rushing Yards, Season – 2 (1997)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Rookie Season – 14 (1989)

Team Records
Lions’ records held by Sanders at the time of his retirement following the 1998 season

[1st] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 15,269
[1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 2,053 (1997)
[1st] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 237 (vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 13, 1994)
[1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 3,062
[1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 343 (1998)
[1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 40 (at Dallas, Sept. 19, 1994)
[1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career – 99
[1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Season – 16 (1991)
[1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Game – 4 (at Minnesota, Nov. 24, 1991)
[1st] Most Total Touchdowns, Career – 109
[1st] Most Total Touchdowns, Season – 17 (1991)
[Tied for 1st] Most Points, Game – 24 (at Minnesota, Nov. 24, 1991)
[Tied for 1st] Most Total Touchdowns, Game – 4 (at Minnesota, Nov. 24, 1991)

Team Post-Season Records
[1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 91
[1st] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 386
[1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 27 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 8, 1994)
[1st] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 169 (vs. Green Bay, Jan. 8, 1994)
[3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 18 (vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 28, 1997)
[3rd] Most Receptions, Career – 21

Awards and Honors
1989 Rookie of the Year (PFWA, NEA, SN)
1989 Offensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)
1991 MVP/Player of the Year (MX)
1994 Offensive MVP/Player of the Year (AP)
1997 MVP/Player of the Year (AP, PFWA, SN)
1997 Offensive MVP/Player of the Year (AP)
1990s All-Decade Team

Pro Bowls
(10) – 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994*, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999* (* Did not play)

Arguably the best, or at least one of the best running backs in NFL and NCAA history

(All statistics and information from The Eighties Club, Wikipedia, profootballhof.com, and barrysanders.com)

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