A few reminders before you continue below on the best Friday vintage adventure ever, courtesy of a high school montage of Barry Sanders that’s been bouncing around computer screens for the last day or so:
- Sanders played 10 seasons with the Lions before retiring at the age of 30. He had over 1,000 rushing yards in all of those seasons, averaging 1,526.9 yards per year.
- Of course, it gets better, because Barry Sanders is the greatest football human to bless this Earth. Five of those seasons ended in more than 1,500 yards, and his best single-season effort was his 2,053 yards in 1997, his second last season. He remains one of just seven running backs in the history of the NFL to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season (his 1997 mark ranks fourth all-time).
- Throughout his career, he averaged five yards per carry, and 99.8 yards per game.
- Oh, and about that 1997 season again: he averaged 128.3 yards per game.
- Then there’s his collegiate career at Oklahoma State, which will shatter your mind. In 1988 — his final college season — Sanders averaged 239 yards per game. Per game (!!!!!!!!1). That year ended with 2,628 overall rushing years (an average of 7.6 per carry), setting a record that still stands 25 years later.
So no, you won’t be surprised to see Sanders juking, and cutting, and ballin’ so hard in this high school video that surfaced through fine Interneting from Barking Carnival, and it comes to us by way of Kegs ‘N Eggs. That shouldn’t take away from your glee and joy though.