Being overlooked was normal for Barry Sanders; college recruiters rejected him because of his small stature. In the 1989 NFL Draft, the Oklahoma State University star proved his doubters wrong when he was selected by the Detroit Lions as the third overall pick. Over Sanders’s ten-year career, the Lions tailback, most notably known for his mesmerizing moves and flashing speed, racked up 15, 269 yards, which landed him third on the all-time career rushing list.
This Wednesday at 8 PM / ET only on NFL Network, our “A Football Life” series continues as we examine the life and career of one of the best and most elusive runners in history. Now, see where the Hall of Famer ranked, as originally presented in “Top 100.”