The Great Barry Sanders Will Never Be Forgotten… Ever
One of the all-time lows in the history of the Detroit Lions is when the great running back Barry Sanders retired from the NFL. He had enough of the losing and enough of the physical punishment. Sanders won the Heisman Trophy in college. He attended Oklahoma State. But, he was drafted by those stinking Lions and never reached team success. I don't blame him but he retired very unconventional. Sanders was going to the Lions summer camp and just flat out quit. He told his friends on the team he would be there and instead he hopped a plane and flew to London.
Barry Sanders played for the Lions for 10 years, his career ended in 1999. He was NFL MVP in 1991 and 1997. Sanders, also holds multiple records like the NFL record for the most consecutive 100-yard games(14), and the NFL record 1,550-yard seasons(5). Sanders was inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame in 2004. Barry Sanders tops the list of greatest players never to reach the Super Bowl.
Barry Sanders set 34 NCAA records; this guy’s entire career was amazing. Barry Sanders told me in his entire career he never sustained a concussion. To me, that is unbelievable. He probably touched the football close to 10,000 times during his playing days. The Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has retired after nine years, people are comparing it to Barry Sanders retirement. I don't think it's even close. Two different circumstances, we all miss Barry Sanders.