In 1990, Sanders, with 1,304 yards rushing, topped all ground gainers, something he would do again in 1994 (1,883 yards) and in 1996 (1,553 yards).
Like Johnson, he ended his career in his prime, but even still, he's an all-timer.
A four-time NFL rushing leader and 10-time Pro Bowler, Sanders not only wowed with his elusiveness but with his production, retiring just 1,457 yards behind the No. The NFL MVP in 1997, he averaged more than 1,500 yards per season and hit 2,000 yards on the ground during his second-to-last pro season." Sanders plunged into his NFL career in a big way in his rookie season, putting up some crowd pleasing numbers with the Lions in his introduction to Detroit.
He was an amounted net worth of about million and is well decorated in the sport with 10 pro-Bowl selection, Pro selection for the first team on six different occasions, best attacker awards and also the most valuable player award in which he won on several occasions.
AP New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, left, meets with former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders before a preseason football game, Friday, Aug. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) AP “Saquon Barkley,” Sanders said, just off Super Bowl radio row on Friday, when asked by NJ Advance Media who the one running back in the NFL is that makes him say “wow.”Sanders' praise of the Giants' rookie didn’t stop there.“Barkley’s great,” he said.
Though not big by most standards, Sanders capitalized on his size by running low to the ground making him less of a target for would-be tacklers.
That year, Sanders, who was named league Most Valuable Player, gained more than 100 yards rushing in an NFL record 14 consecutive regular season games.Here's more from The Oakland Press: Court records show that the former Detroit Lion running back filed the complaint Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court.[...] Sanders said in the document that there has been a breakdown in the marital relationship and no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. Barry James Sanders, who is headed to Stanford later this year to play college football, is not one of them.Despite spending most of his career with the Detroit lions, he has made a name for himself in the global sport and is included as a hall of famer for both college football and professional football.Before putting an end to a career in the year 1998, that lasted for over a decade he maintained an average of 1500 rushing yards in one season and could have broken the 1457 yards record if he had prolonged his career.His mother is Aletha House, who had the future Cardinal running back in a previous relationship with Sanders.