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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

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Awards and Honors
1988 Consensus All-America
1988 Heisman Memorial Trophy
1988 Maxwell Award
1988 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
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 NCAA* 6.8 (21st)
Career Big 8** 6.8 (6th)
* Since 1956
** 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