My Research assignment is about one of the most interesting sports players of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best Running Back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him.
Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas.
He grew up in a family being one of eleven other children. When Barry was a kid he was considered to be too short to play football well at the college level. In fact, his 1417 yards rushing in his senior year of high school wasnt enough to impress college recruiters. .
One recruiter told barry's coach, "We dont need another midget."(Sabol.45) Only two colleges offered Barry a football scholarship. Barry accepted a scholarship from Oklahoma State University. .
Here are some of Barry's carrer achievements that he has done in the short time he has played the game . Which he has mad him such an over achiever that he is . 1988, won the Heisman Trophy Award for the best player in the nation . Steve Sabol said "Just remarkable won it only as a junior."(Sabol.45) In 1989, lead the NFC in rushing and was Rookie of the Year. 1992, became the Lions' All time leading rusher. In 1994, rushed for the forth best NFL season record of 1,883 yards and included a 237 yards in week 11 vs. Tampa Bay. In 1996, became the first player in NFL history to rush over 1,000 yards in his first eight seasons, won the NFL rushing title, selected to the Pro Bowl for the eighth time and became the first player to rush for over 1,500 yards in three consecutive seasons.