This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Barry Sanders

Detroit Lions, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 100

We’re improvising this birthday salute to Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, who celebrates his 44th on this date in football, July 16, 2012.  To appropriately honor a back who perhaps better than any in history made things up as he went, here’s a look at Sanders as described by jazz great Wynton Marsalis, as originally presented in 2010 on The Top 100 Greatest Players. 

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