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Happy 47th Birthday to Lions Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

He was one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL. Hard to believe that he walked away from the game some 17 years ago, but for Barry Sanders, he is still remembered as one of the most hard to tackle backs in the history of the game.

Sanders played his entire 10-year career with the Lions, and never rushed for less than 1115 yards in a season (that happened in 1993).

In his 10 seasons he ran for 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns, putting up five yards a rush on the ground.

Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and for good reason, if he would have stuck around he could have broken a number of records, including challenging Jim Brown at the time for the all-time rushing mark.

Today we give props to Barry – showing off some of his best stuff in the highlight film below:

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