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Barry Sanders

School: Oklahoma State
Position: RB

Consensus All-American: 1988
Heisman Voting: 1st in 1988

Draft: 1st round, 3rd overall of the 1989 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions

Other SR Links: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1986 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 8 74 325 4.4 2 74 325 4.4 2
1987 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 105 603 5.7 9 4 58 14.5 1 109 661 6.1 10
1988 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 344 2628 7.6 37 19 106 5.6 0 363 2734 7.5 37
Career Oklahoma State 523 3556 6.8 48 23 164 7.1 1 546 3720 6.8 49

Kick & Punt Returns

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year School Conf Class Pos G Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1986 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 8 7 166 23.7 0 9 43 4.8 0
1987 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 14 442 31.6 2 15 244 16.3 2
1988 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 21 421 20.0 1 10 94 9.4 1
Career Oklahoma State 42 1029 24.5 3 34 381 11.2 3

Scoring

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Touchdowns Kicking
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rush Rec Int FR PR KR Oth Tot XPM FGM 2PM Sfty Pts
1986 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 8 2 0 0 2 12
1987 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 9 1 2 2 14 84
1988 Oklahoma State Big 8 RB 11 37 0 1 1 39 234
Career Oklahoma State 48 1 3 3 55 330

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Heisman Voting
1988 1878 Points (1st)

Rush Attempts
1988 NCAA 344 (2nd)
1988 Big 8 344 (1st)

Rushing Yards
1988 NCAA 2628 (1st)
1988 Big 8 2628 (1st)
Career Big 8** 3556 (11th)

** From 1956 to 1995

Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1986 Big 8 4.4 (9th)
1988 NCAA 7.6 (2nd)
1988 Big 8 7.6 (1st)
Career Big 8** 6.8 (6th)

** From 1956 to 1995

Rushing Touchdowns
1987 Big 8 9 (5th)
1988 NCAA 37 (1st)
1988 Big 8 37 (1st)
Career Big 8** 48 (4th)

** From 1956 to 1995

Plays From Scrimmage
1988 NCAA 363 (2nd)
1988 Big 8 363 (1st)

Yards From Scrimmage
1988 NCAA 2734 (1st)
1988 Big 8 2734 (1st)
Career Big 8** 3720 (11th)

** From 1956 to 1995

Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1987 Big 8 10 (3rd)
1988 NCAA 37 (1st)
1988 Big 8 37 (1st)
Career Big 8** 49 (3rd)

** From 1956 to 1995

Total Plays
1988 Big 8 344 (2nd)

Total Yards
1988 Big 8 2628 (1st)

Total Touchdowns
1987 Big 8 9 (7th)
1988 NCAA 37 (1st)
1988 Big 8 37 (1st)
Career Big 8** 48 (16th)

** From 1956 to 1995

Touchdowns
1987 Big 8 14 (2nd)
1988 NCAA 39 (1st)
1988 Big 8 39 (1st)
Career Big 8** 55 (2nd)

** From 1956 to 1995

Points
1987 Big 8 84 (3rd)
1988 NCAA 234 (1st)
1988 Big 8 234 (1st)
Career Big 8** 330 (2nd)

** From 1956 to 1995

Punt Returns
1986 Big 8 9 (10th)
1987 Big 8 15 (4th)
1988 Big 8 10 (9th)

Punt Return Yards
1987 Big 8 244 (1st)
1988 Big 8 94 (8th)
Career Big 8** 381 (24th)

** From 1976 to 1995

Punt Return Touchdowns
1987 NCAA 2 (3rd)
1987 Big 8 2 (1st)
1988 NCAA 1 (4th)
1988 Big 8 1 (1st)
Career Big 8** 3 (1st)

** From 1976 to 1995

Kickoff Returns
1987 Big 8 14 (5th)
1988 Big 8 21 (3rd)
Career Big 8** 42 (15th)

** From 1976 to 1995

Kickoff Return Yards
1987 Big 8 442 (2nd)
1988 Big 8 421 (3rd)
Career Big 8** 1029 (11th)

** From 1976 to 1995

Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1987 NCAA 2 (1st)
1987 Big 8 2 (1st)
1988 NCAA 1 (3rd)
1988 Big 8 1 (1st)
Career Big 8** 3 (1st)

** From 1976 to 1995