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Encyclopedia > Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders
Sanders in 2005.
Position(s):
Running back
Jersey #(s):
20
Born: July 16, 1968 (1968-07-16) (age 39)
Wichita, Kansas
Career Information
Year(s): 19891998
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
College: Oklahoma State
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     15,269
Average     5.0
Touchdowns     109
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968(1968-07-16)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent all of his professional career with the Detroit Lions in the NFL. Sanders is best known for being one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the game just short of the all-time rushing record. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Wichita (disambiguation). ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Category: ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Oklahoma State University redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1990 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 1990 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1991 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 3, 1991 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1992 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1992 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1993 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 1993 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1994 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 6, 1994 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1995 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 5, 1995 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1996 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 4, 1996 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1997 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1997 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1998 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1998 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1999 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 7, 1999 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Heisman redirects here. ... The NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Heisman redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... NFL redirects here. ... This is a list of National Football League running backs by total career regular season rushing yards gained. ...

Contents

High School Career

A Wichita, Kansas native, Sanders attended Wichita North High School. He did not play running back until the fourth game of his senior year in 1985. He rushed for 1,322 yards in the final seven games of the season, which earned him all-state honors. He was, however, overlooked by most college recruiters because of his 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) size. He chose Oklahoma State out of the few scholarship offers made to him. He was one of the top prospects in the college draft. For other uses, see Wichita (disambiguation). ... Wichita High School North Wichita North High School is a public high school in Wichita, Kansas. ... Oklahoma State University redirects here. ...


College career

Sanders played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys from 1986 to 1988, and wore the number 21. During his first two years, he backed up All-American Thurman Thomas. Thomas moved on to the NFL, and Sanders became the starter for his junior year. Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for womens teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. ... The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective position. ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ...


In 1988, in what has been called the greatest season in college football history,[1] Sanders led the nation by averaging 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game, including rushing for over 300 yards in four games. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,249 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, of which 37 were rushing (also a record), 5 consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least 2 touchdowns in 11 consecutive games, and 9 times he scored at least 3 touchdowns. Sanders also ran for 222 yards and scored 5 touchdowns in his three quarters of action in the Holiday Bowl - a game that was not included with his season statistics.[2] Sanders won the Heisman Trophy as the season's most outstanding player.[3]. However, he left Oklahoma State before his senior season to enter the NFL draft. He wanted to play for the Cowboys but due to personal conflicts with his parents and his father scorning him for wanting to stay during his senior season. Heisman redirects here. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ...


Professional career

After his junior year, Sanders left Oklahoma State and entered the NFL draft. The Detroit Lions selected Sanders with their 1st-round (3rd overall) pick in the 1989 draft, thanks to the endorsement of then-coach Wayne Fontes. The Lions' management considered drafting another Sanders, cornerback Deion, but Fontes convinced them to draft Barry instead. Though there were concerns about his size, it turned out these concerns were mostly unfounded. Sanders was far too quick for defenders to hit solidly on a consistent basis, and too strong to bring down with arm tackles. Though short at 5'8", Sanders was very stocky; his playing weight of 203 lb (91 kg) was the same as Walter Payton and only slightly under the NFL average for a back. Further, Sanders was able to dazzle onlookers at an ESPN slam dunk contest by jamming comfortably from a flat footed position[citation needed] demonstrating his other defining characteristic: explosiveness. His agility and quick acceleration combined with his low center of gravity made him very difficult to bring down. In contrast to many of the star players of his era, Sanders was also noted for his on-field humility. Despite his flashy playing style, Sanders was rarely seen celebrating after the whistle was blown. Instead, he preferred to hand the ball to a referee or congratulate his teammates. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Round 1 Category: ... Wayne Fontes (born February 2, 1940) is a former American football coach and college and professional football player who was the head coach of the NFLs Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...


In his rookie year in 1989, Sanders missed training camp due to a contract dispute. Despite that, he ran for 18 yards on his first carry, and scored a touchdown on his fourth. He finished the season second in the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns, and won the Rookie of the Year Award.[4] Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


In 1994, Sanders rushed for 1,883 yards, on a 5.7 yards per carry average. He also totaled 283 receiving yards, which gave him a combined 2,166 yards from scrimmage for the season. He was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year. In 1995, Sanders posted 1,500 yards rushing with 398 receiving yards, beating his rushing total alone of the '94 season. In 1996, Sanders rushed for 1,553 yards with a career-low 147 receiving yards. Sanders greatest season came in 1997 (see below), when he rushed for a career-high 2,053 yards.


In Sanders last season in the NFL, 1998 he rushed for 1,491 yards, ending his four-year streak of rushing for over 1,500 yards in a season. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Despite his individual success, the Lions never reached the Super Bowl while Sanders played for them. The closest they ever came was in the 1991 season. Aided by Sanders' 1,855 combined rushing/receiving yards and 17 touchdowns during the season, they recorded a 12–4 record and went on to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 38–6 in the divisional playoffs, the Lions only playoff win since 1957. They were beaten by the Washington Redskins 41–10 in the NFC Championship Game, and Sanders was held to 59 total yards. Detroit made the playoffs 4 more times during Sanders' career, but each time they were eliminated in the first round. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ...


In Sanders' career, he achieved Pro Bowl status in all of his 10 seasons as a pro. Sanders was named first team All-Pro eight times from 1989–1991 and 1993–1997 and was named second team All-Pro twice in 1992 and 1998. Sanders was also named All-NFC from 1989-1992 to 1994-1997. Sanders was named NFL Rookie of the Year in '89, Offensive Player of the Year in '94 and '97, NFL MVP in '97, and was named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade team. National Football Conference logo. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


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"It doesn't matter where the play is blocked; he'll find his own soft spot...The scheme doesn't matter with Sanders. He can run from any alignment. While other people are stuck with joints, he seems to have ball bearings in his legs that give him a mechanical advantage...Sanders' finest runs often occur when he takes the handoff and, with a couple of moves, turns the line of scrimmage into a broken field...Nobody has ever created such turmoil at the point of attack as Sanders has...Knock on wood, he seems indestructible..."

1997 Season

For Barry Sanders his greatest season came in 1997. After a start in which he gained 53 yards on 25 carries in the first two games of the season, Sanders ran off an NFL record 14 consecutive 100 yard games, including two 200 yard performances, en route to rushing for 2,053 yards. In reaching the 2,000 yard plateau, he became only the third player to do so in a single season and the first since O. J. Simpson to rush for 2,000 yards in a span of 14 consecutive games. He was the first running back to rush for 1,500 yards in five seasons and the only one to do it four consecutive years. At the end of the season, Sanders shared the Associated Press's NFL Most Valuable Player Award with Green Bay QB Brett Favre. The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ...

Week Team Carries Yards Average
1 ATL 15 33 2.2
2 TAM 10 20 2.0
3 at CHI 19 161 8.5
4 at NOR 18 113 6.3
5 GNB 28 139 5.0
6 at BUF 25 107 4.3
7 at TAM 24 215 9.0
8 NYG 24 105 4.4
9 at GNB 23 105 4.6
10 at WAS 15 105 7.0
11 MIN 19 108 5.7
12 IND 24 216 9.0
13 CHI 19 167 8.8
14 at MIA 30 137 4.6
15 at MIN 19 138 7.3
16 NYJ 23 184 8.0
1997 TOTAL 335 2053 6.1

Other running backs have been compared to Sanders, for example Warrick Dunn. In the 1997 season, Sanders played twice against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dunn's team at the time. In the first game, Dunn ran for 116 yards in the first half, which helped the Buccaneers win the game and prompted sports writers to wonder whether Sanders had peaked and whether Dunn would take Sanders' position as a top-level running back. In the second game, Sanders ran for 215 yards, including touchdown runs of 80 and 82 yards, which helped Detroit win the game. At the end of the game, Sanders said "I do a pretty good Warrick Dunn impersonation, don't I?".[5] Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. ...


Retirement

Sanders stunned many when he announced his retirement from pro football. His retirement was made public by faxing a letter to the Wichita Eagle, his hometown newspaper in July 1999.[6]


He left football healthy, having gained 15,269 rushing yards, 2,921 receiving yards, and 109 touchdowns (99 rushing and 10 receiving). He retired within a one-season striking distance of Walter Payton's career rushing mark of 16,726 yards. Only Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith have rushed for more yards than Sanders.


Sanders's retirement came somewhat unexpectedly and was a matter of controversy. Two years beforehand, Sanders had renewed his contract with the Lions for $35.4 million over six years with an $11 million signing bonus. When he retired with several years left on his contract, the Lions demanded that he return $7.3 million of the bonus.[7] Sanders refused, and the Lions sued and eventually won a judgment against him. On February 15, 2000, arbitrator Sam Kagel ruled that Sanders was in default of his bonus agreement and owed $5.5 million plus interest over the next three years.[8] USD redirects here. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Several years after retirement, and repeated refusals to discuss the abruptness of it, Sanders finally admitted that the culture of losing in the Lions' organization was too much to deal with even though he said that he could still play. He explained that it robbed him of his competitive spirit, and he saw no reason to believe things were going to improve. He also stated that there were tears in his eyes as the Lions lost the final game of his career the season before he left, because he knew in his heart he was never going to play another NFL game - "I sobbed for 3 months."[9]


An alternate explanation for Sanders' unanticipated retirement was offered years later by one of his coaches, Bobby Ross. In June of 2008, Ross—while also praising both Sanders' talent and work ethic—said that he [Ross] "didn't think Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders loved the game of football".[10] Robert Joseph Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team. ... Work ethic is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. ...


Personal life

As of 2008, Sanders lives in suburban Detroit with his wife Lauren Campbell (a former weekend news anchor in Detroit) and four children. Detroit redirects here. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ...


Career Highlights

Collegiate

  • He set 34 NCAA records during his Heisman Campaign.
  • He holds the national college single-season rushing record with 2,628 rushing yards in 1988.
  • In 1988, Sanders won the Heisman Trophy while attending Oklahoma State University.
  • In 2008, Sanders was ranked #2 in ESPN's list of the Top 25 Greatest College Football Players Ever.

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Professional

  • Barry also helped bring forth and revolutionize the spin move used by most running backs in college and pro.
  • In the 1989 NFL draft, he was selected in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Detroit Lions.
  • As a receiver, Sanders had 352 receptions for 2,921 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Detroit Lions.
  • Sanders led the NFL in rushing four times. 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997.
  • He rushed for over 1,500 yards in a season for an NFL record five times.
  • In 1997, he set an NFL record by rushing for at least 100 yards in 14 consecutive games and became only the third player to reach 2,000 yards in a single season. He shared the NFL MVP award with Brett Favre.
  • During the final 14 games of the 1997 season Sanders rushed for exactly 2000 yards on 310 carries (6.5 yd./carry), a figure which bears comparison with O.J. Simpson's 14-game mark of 2003 yards on 332 carries (6.0 yd./carry).
  • Each of his 10 years from 1989 through 1998 he was first- or second-team All-Pro and selected to the Pro Bowl.
  • Over his professional football career, he rushed for at least 100 yards in 76 games, just short of Walter Payton's 77 games and Emmitt Smith's 78 games (although Barry accomplished the feat in fewer games).
  • NFL record 25 games in which Sanders gained 150 yards or more. Brown is second with 22 game(S).
  • 15 career touchdown runs of 50 yards or more, most in NFL history. Brown is second with 12.
  • At the time of his retirement, Sanders' 15,269 career rushing yards placed him second behind Walter Payton's 16,726 yards. At Sanders' then-current yearly yardage pace, he would have eclipsed Payton within one or two years. Payton died from liver cancer at age 45 just months after Sanders' sudden retirement.
  • If Sanders had gained an additional 31 yards over the course of his 153 games, he would have been only the 2nd NFL runner to average 100 yards per game. (See Jim Brown)
  • His 18,190 career yards from scrimmage place him fourth on the all-time list.
  • In 1999, he was ranked number 12 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, making him the highest-ranking Lions player and the third highest ranked running back, behind Jim Brown and Walter Payton.
  • On January 31, 2004, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • On August 8, 2004, he was inducted to the Hall of Fame along with Bob Brown, Carl Eller, and John Elway.
  • Along with Gale Sayers, Sanders is one of the only members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be inducted while still in his 30's.
  • On November 25, 2004, his jersey number #20 was retired before the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day game. (It should be noted that the number was shared with former running back Billy Sims and Hall of Fame defensive back Lem Barney, who also attended the event.)
  • Sanders also holds the NFL record for the most carries for negative yardage. According to the SI Book of Football, these numbers totaled 336 carries for -952 Yards.

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Career Statistics

Regular Season

¹Led league ²Second place ³Third place Tied
Year-Age Rushing Receiving Total
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Yds TD
1989 - 21 280 1,470² 5.3 142† 24 282 11.8 0 1,752³ 14
1990 - 22 255 1,304¹ 5.1 13³ 36 480 13.3 3 1,784² 16¹
1991 - 23 342² 1,548² 4.5 16¹ 41 307 7.5 1 1,855² 17¹
1992 - 24 3123† 1,352 4.3 9 29 225 7.8 1 1,577 10
1993 - 25 243 1,115 4.6 3 36 205 5.7 0 1,320 3
1994 - 26 331 1,883¹ 5.7 7 44 283 6.4 1 2,166¹ 8
1995 - 27 314 1,500² 4.8 11 48 398 8.3 1 1,898² 12
1996 - 28 307 1,553¹ 5.1 11 24 147 6.1 0 1,700³ 11
1997 - 29 335 2,053¹ 6.1 113† 33 305 9.2 3 2,358¹ 14³
1998 - 30 343 1,491 4.3 4 37 289 7.8 0 1,780 4
Total
(all-time)
3,062
(4th)
15,269
(3rd)
5.0 99
(8th)
352 2,921 8.3 10 18,190
(4th)
109
(10th)

References

Ron Knapp Sports Great Barry Sanders Revised Edition copyright date 1999 page 16

  1. ^ Merron, Jeff. "Best individual college football seasons", ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.  Marron wrote, The only serious question when composing this list was "Who's No. 2?
  2. ^ 1988 Holiday Bowl Summary. Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
  3. ^ Heisman Trophy / 1988 - 54th Award. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  4. ^ Marron, Jeff. "LT best NFL rookie of all time", ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-08-12. 
  5. ^ http://www.mlive.com/lions/stories/index.ssf?/stories/lions/20040808barryhof_kowalski.html Tom Kowalski. Column: Top memories of Sanders center on his fierce competitiveness
  6. ^ "The Cheap Seats: Finally, Sanders Speaks"3 December 2003
  7. ^ Lions Ask That Sanders Bonus Be Repaid
  8. ^ "Ruling: Barry in default", Detroit News, 16 February 2000.
  9. ^ In Their Own Words, NFL Network
  10. ^ http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/54537
  • Gil Brandt. "Hall recall: Barry Sanders", NFL.com, July 22, 2004.
  • Craig Ellenport. "Sanders was born to run", NFL.com, August 8, 2004.
  • Mark McCormick and Barry Sanderss. Barry Sanders: Now you See Him: His Story in His Own Words (Emmis Books, 2003). ISBN 1578601398
  • Sam Mellinger. "A Hard Man to Catch", The Kansas City Star, August 8, 2004, pp. C1, C8.

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Brian Winfield Sipe (born 1949) is a former professional American Football quarterback who played in the NFL between 1974-83 and the USFL in 1984-85. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Mark DeWayne Moseley (born 1948 in Lanesville, Texas), is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... For the Gambino crime family mobster, see Daniel Marino. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... 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Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... The NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Larry Brown (born 1947) was an NFL running back for the Washington Redskins from 1969 to 1976. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... Bertram Hays Jones (born September 7, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former LSU and NFL quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts and, briefly, the Los Angeles Rams. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... This article is about the American football player. ... This article is about the American football player. ... This article is about the American football player. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... For the Gambino crime family mobster, see Daniel Marino. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... For the footballer (soccer), see Warren Moon (footballer). ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Priest Anthony Holmes (born October 7, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American football running back who is currently a member of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. // Holmes was raised in San Antonio, Texas. ... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football running back in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Melvin Farr (born November 3, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former American football player. ... Earl McCullouch (born January 10, 1946 in Clarksville, TX) is a retired american football wide receiver who played for the National Football League Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints between 1968 and 1974. ... Calvin Hill (born January 2, 1947in the Turners Station neighborhood of Dundalk, Maryland) was a running back with a 12 year National Football League career from 1969 to 1981. ... Dennis Wendell Shaw (born March 3, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football quarterback. ... John Stanley Brockington (born September 7, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY) is a former American football running back. ... Franco Harris (b. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sammy White (born March 3, 1954 in Winnsboro, Louisiana) is an American former NFL football player. ... Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ... This article is about the American football player. ... Billy Sims (born September 18, 1955 in Missouri) is a former American NFL Pro Bowl, and college, football running back. ... George Washington Rogers (born December 8, 1958 in Duluth, Georgia) is a former American football player who achieved distinction in both the college and professional ranks as a running back. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Louis Lipps (born August 9, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Rueben Mayes (born 1963), was a Canadian football player. ... Troy Edwin Stradford (born September 11, 1964 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a former professional American football running back who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round of the 1987 NFL Draft. ... John Milton Stephens (born February 23, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Leonard Russell is a former American Football running back who played for the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. ... Carl McNally Pickens (born March 23, 1970 in Murphy, North Carolina) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. ... Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... Michael Moschello Anderson (born September 21, 1973 in Winnsboro, South Carolina) is an American Football running back who currently plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. In 2000 Anderson was chosen as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ... Anthony Jermaine Thomas (born November 7, 1977 in Winnfield, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. ... Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football running back. ... Anquan Kenmile The Quan Boldin (pronounced ) (born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football player for the NFL Arizona Cardinals. ... Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. ... Carnell Cadillac Williams (born April 21, 1982 in Attalla, Alabama) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. // High school career Williams started all four years while playing for Etowah High School (Etowah County, Alabama), rushing for 1,729 yards with 23 touchdowns as... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ... This article is about the Minnesota Vikings running back. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Norman Mack (Norm) Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 - May 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... Andrew Andy Robustelli (born December 6, 1925, Stamford, Connecticut) is an NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame player and a prominent business man. ... Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Palmer Edward Pete Retzlaff (b. ... Joseph Don Dandy Don Meredith (born April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas) is a retired American football quarterback in the NFL who played for the Dallas Cowboys, a former football commentator, and entertainer. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Leroy Kelly, (born May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Roman Ildonzo Gabriel, Jr. ... George Frederick Blanda (b. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Larry Brown (born 1947) was an NFL running back for the Washington Redskins from 1969 to 1976. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... This article is about the American football player. ... Ronald Vincent Jaws Jaworski (born March 23, 1951 in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football player and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is referred as the King of Tape Breakdown with his ability to break down plays. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... For the Gambino crime family mobster, see Daniel Marino. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... For other persons of the same name, see Steve Young. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... 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Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Anthony Tony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. ... Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Franco Harris (b. ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976, in Pahokee, Florida) is a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Richard Ricky James Watters (born April 7, 1969 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Seattle Seahawks of NFL. Watters played college football at the University of Notre Dame where he played wide receiver on the... Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. ... NFL redirects here. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football running back in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... For other persons named Bob Brown, see Bob Brown (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Karl Eller. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ... 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