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Barry Sanders 30 Year Heisman Anniversary

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And his HS highlight tape

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

For your general enrichment.

It’s the 30th year anniversary of Barry Sanders’ incredible Heisman Trophy campaign, where Sanders put together the most dominant season in college football history. Unless you want to argue against 2850 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns in 13 games. As Mike Gundy points out in the ESPN piece, this production was before the advent of no-huddle offenses, spread formations and 80+ offensive plays per game. Barry did it old school. At 7.6 yards per carry.

I remember that season and joined the rest of the country trying to find Oklahoma State games on ESPN5 or whatever backwater channel one could locate.

A Youtube wormhole yielded his high school tape. It’s as ridiculous as you’d imagine.

He did OK in the NFL too, didn’t he?