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Travis Calvert

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Barry Sanders is a Hall of Fame running back who played 9 seasons in the NFL. Barry was great running back from the start because in his first season he had over 1,400 yards! In fact every season he ends up with more than 1,400!

College

He started off in Oklahoma State University and he played for them form 1986-1988. In 1987 he led the nation in yards in kick off returning. He also rushed 600 yards and scored 8 touchdowns then he moved up to the starting position his junior. His junior year was amazing he averaged 200 yards per game and averaged 7.6 yards per carry. Also on special teams he added on 516 yards to his stat sheet. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,248 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, 37 rushing touchdowns, 5 consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least 2 touchdowns in 11 consecutive games, and 9 times he scored at least 3 touchdowns.

Accomplishments

He set 34 NCAA records

He holds the national college single-season rushing record with 2,628 rushing yardsMost Seasons,1,500 or More Yards Rushing and many more

After the NFL

He left the NFL with 15,269 rushing yards,2,921 receiving yards, and 109 touchdowns. Even after his football career he was featured on 2 separate Madden NFL game covers.

 

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