Induction sponsored by
Oklahoma State University and Stillwater National Bank
Barry Sanders set thirteen NCAA records, including single season records for yards gained (2,628), rushing yards per game (238.9), touchdowns (39), and touchdowns rushing (37). Sanders also scored five touchdowns and ran for 222 yards in the Holiday Bowl. He left Oklahoma State University after winning the 1988 Heisman Trophy in his junior season. He played his entire ten-year NFL career for the Detroit Lions, and was the first NFL running back to gain more than 1,000 yards in 10 consecutive seasons. He also was the first to rush for more than 1,500 yards in five different seasons. Sanders retired in 1999 as the number three all-time rusher in NFL history (15,269 yards). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.