Old School Tuesday: Barry Sanders the elusive running back


It’s not everyday that a running back like barry sanders came along. And like Jim Brown he stopped playing at the stop of his game. There was no slippage or remembering how good he once was, or hanging around to get that super bowl ring. Barry Sanders had the misfortune of playing on the Detriot Lions, a team that only once in his career made it to the NFC Championship game against the Washington Redskins in 1991 (41-10 defeat). In his 10 year career Sanders ran for 15,269 rushing yards, 2,921 receiving yards, and 109 touchdowns (99 rushing and 10 receiving).
Sanders was named first team All-Pro eight times from 1989–1991 and 1993–1997 and was named second team All-Pro twice in 1992 and 1998. Sanders was also named All-NFC from 1989-1992 to 1994-1997. Sanders was named Offensive Player of the Year in ’94 and ’97, NFL MVP in ’97, and was named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade team.
So for you old school football fans sit back anbd enough the highkights of Detriot Lions running back Barry Sanders!

Published by bklynboy59

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