|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3|
|Detroit Lions (1989–1998)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Barry Sanders/Career end
Barry Sanders retired before the 1999 season despite being within striking distance of Walter Payton’s career rushing record.
Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders recorded the third 2,000-yard season in 1997, rushing for 2,053 yards. At the age of 29, Sanders was the oldest back to surpass 2,000 yards. … In 1998 Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis became the fourth player to rush for over 2,000 yards, running for 2,008 yards.
But as Johnson explained during his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement speech Sunday night, he called it quits because of persistent injury woes that dated to his first season as a professional.
The player being referred to is Jim Brown, who played his entire nine-year (1957-65) NFL career with the Browns. In many ways, Brown did for the NFL what Babe Ruth did for major league baseball by putting up such unbelievable statistics that he forever changed the way the game was viewed, and played.
NCAA FBS records
Sanders set 34 NCAA Division I FBS records in his college career, and still holds the following records: Most rushing yards in a season: 2,628. Most rushing touchdowns in a season: 44. Most touchdowns in a season: 44.
|No. 64, 22, 16|
|High school:||Youngwood (PA)|
|NFL Draft:||1949 / Round: 12 / Pick: 119|
Unlike Major League Baseball (which retired Jackie Robinson’s number 42) and the National Hockey League (which did so for Wayne Gretzky’s 99), the NFL has never retired a jersey number league-wide in honor of anyone.
Wally West is the Fastest Flash and is arguably the fastest being that has ever existed, as said by Max Mercury—and it has been remarked that Wally and Barry are the only two speedsters that were fast enough to even outrun death itself.
Ross set the new NFL combine record when he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds (more on that later) in 2017, and was taken by the Bengals in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Just a month before his final game, he told local media that he did NOT ask for a trade before the deadline. He even said “I love where I’m at right now.” So Johnson either changed his mind or he planned to inquire about a move after he finished the year with his teammates.
George Blanda is the oldest player to take the field in NFL history. Blanda was a quarterback and placekicker who played in the NFL for 26 seasons.
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders filed for divorce from his wife, Lauren Sanders, on Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Sanders married Lauren Campbell, a weekend anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit, in 2000. They have three boys, ages 10, 8 and 4.Feb 27, 2012
The man was a magician, a contortionist, a gazelle, a bull, and harder to hold than a greased pig. He stood 5’8″ and could dunk a basketball easily. Flat-footed. Sanders seemingly had no center of gravity, just a gyroscope inside his sternum.
I was on the random steroid test list every week because I took something to help expedite my ankle. “You can tell by my body structure that I could be taking steroids because I’m big like that,” he joked. “That’s how innocent it could be.” And is.
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