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April 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Sanders will grace the cover of the latest installment of the mega-popular Madden video football games 15 years after retiring from the NFL. EA Sports had fans vote on who would appear on the front of Madden 25 using a 64-player bracket system -- 32 retired players representing the "old school" and 32 current players representing the "new school. " Sanders garnered 58% of the vote over "new school" finalist Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. I am shocked, excited, humbled, elated.
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December 1, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
This won't go down as a satisfying season for Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, but it will be a milestone one. Peterson, the league's reigning most valuable player, surpassed 10,000 yards for his career Sunday in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears. He finished with 211 yards in 35 carries in a 23-20 overtime victory at the Metrodome. It took Peterson 101 games to reach 10,000 yards, three more games than it took Jim Brown and 10 more than Eric Dickerson needed. Peterson crossed the threshold two games sooner than Barry Sanders.
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December 6, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders talks about the much-discussed issue of his early retirement on the new NFL Network documentary "Barry Sanders: A Football Life. " Sanders said he thought long and hard about retiring before the 1999 season. "Over the next few years it looked like we would probably be rebuilding and we had gotten rid of some good players,” Sanders said. “I just felt like it was time to make a change. "I knew going into the final game of the season before that was pretty much it, so I remember after the game I just broke down.
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September 16, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Paul Pringle
Internal emails obtained by The Times show Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission officials trying to come up with a strategy to limit public debate on its behind-the-scenes efforts to give USC control of the stadium. Peppered with profanities and name-calling, the emails were the subject of a recent court battle, in which the commission sought their return. A Superior Court judge refused to grant Coliseum officials an emergency order demanding that The Times and others surrender them.
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December 22, 1994
The Lion King Barry Sanders' 1994 rushing by Game: GAME RUSHES YARDS AVG. LONG Atlanta 27 120 4.4 18 at Minnesota 12 16 1.3 8 at Dallas 40 194 4.9 28 New England 18 131 7.3 39 at Tampa Bay 20 166 8.3 85 San Francisco 22 95 4.3 11 Chicago 23 167 7.3 84 at N.Y. Giants 26 146 5.6 62 at Green Bay 15 47 3.1 20 Tampa Bay 26 237 9.1 69 at Chicago 11 42 3.8 18 Buffalo 19 45 2.4 12 Green Bay 20 188 9.4 63 at N.Y. Jets 23 127 5.5 29 Minnesota 17 110 6.
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September 8, 1989
Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders signed a $9.5-million, five-year contract with the Detroit Lions Thursday, ending six weeks of negotiations between the team and its top draft choice. "I'm not one to make promises, but I'm ready to give 100% to the Detroit Lions. It's time to work. This is big business," said Sanders, whose deal includes a $2.5-million signing bonus. Ten percent of the bonus will go to the Paradise Baptist Church in his hometown of Wichita, Kan.
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April 4, 1989 | From Times wire services
Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders was granted admission to the NFL draft today, just three days after the Oklahoma State junior running back asked for a special exemption to turn pro. NFL spokesman Joe Browne said Sanders, a true junior with a year of eligibility left, is being allowed into the April 23 draft because Oklahoma State is on NCAA probation and because he is leaving school with the blessing both of Coach Pat Jones and Athletic Director Myron Roderick.
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November 9, 1988 | SALLY JENKINS, The Washington Post
Barry Sanders is maybe no bigger than you are. He is an impossibly regular guy, with nothing to suggest the havoc that lurks within his 5-foot 8-inch form. Or how he has invited the sudden, staggering possibility of a Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma State. There are no enlightening features contained in his smooth, expressionless face that might reveal a truer or more abandoned nature.
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November 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
While Barry Sanders is running out of milestones to reach and records to break, others are not running out of ways to praise him. Sanders became the second-leading rusher in NFL history with a 167-yard, three-touchdown performance as the Detroit Lions kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 55-20 comeback victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. "I knew Barry was a great back, but I didn't know how great," Detroit's first-year coach Bobby Ross said.
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December 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
In four years with Detroit, defensive tackle Shane Bonham never could lay a hand on Barry Sanders. It was all part of the rules--no one touched Sanders in practice. "It'll be kind of exciting to tackle him without getting in trouble," said Bonham, who joined San Francisco during the offseason as a free agent. Not that it'll be easy.
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September 2, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Eric Dickerson flew. So has time. It has been 29 years since the former Los Angeles Rams star set the NFL's single-season rushing record - a span that matches his jersey number - and now the Hall of Fame back once again waits to see if his mark of 2,105 yards will fall. If last year was an indication, though, Dickerson won't be glued to the TV, wringing his hands every time Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gets a handoff. While Peterson was moving ever closer to the record in a 2012 regular-season finale, Mr. 2,105 wasn't even watching.
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April 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Sanders will grace the cover of the latest installment of the mega-popular Madden video football games 15 years after retiring from the NFL. EA Sports had fans vote on who would appear on the front of Madden 25 using a 64-player bracket system -- 32 retired players representing the "old school" and 32 current players representing the "new school. " Sanders garnered 58% of the vote over "new school" finalist Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. I am shocked, excited, humbled, elated.
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December 6, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders talks about the much-discussed issue of his early retirement on the new NFL Network documentary "Barry Sanders: A Football Life. " Sanders said he thought long and hard about retiring before the 1999 season. "Over the next few years it looked like we would probably be rebuilding and we had gotten rid of some good players,” Sanders said. “I just felt like it was time to make a change. "I knew going into the final game of the season before that was pretty much it, so I remember after the game I just broke down.
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August 6, 2010
A panel of experts rank the best NFL running backs of all time: STEVE YOUNG , ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback: 1. Barry Sanders: He was the most unbelievable guy ever. I just couldn't fathom the things that he did. He was the only guy I knew that, instead of going back and talking to the coaches when we were off the field, I would tell the coach, "Hold on, I've got to go watch Barry run. " 2. Emmitt Smith: He was a pure workhorse. You hand him the ball, and he always fell forward.
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August 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
John Elway surveyed the sea of Bronco blue and orange, heard the cheers and offered his fans a tribute. "To all the Broncos fans out there, thank you for everything," Elway said Sunday, when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "And a final Mile High salute is for every one of you out there." And there were thousands of them at Fawcett Stadium to watch Elway, Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and Bob Brown bring the Hall membership to 225.
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February 1, 2004 | Bob Oates, Special to The Times
John Elway's Super Bowl record was 0-3 when he finally won one. Then he led the Denver Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl championships and retired, prematurely, some said. But there was an Elway postscript here Saturday when the former Stanford quarterback was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with three others -- Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and former Los Angeles Ram Bob Brown. "That first Super Bowl win legitimized my career," Elway said. "You keep hearing you can't win the big one."
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January 7, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Because Oklahoma State is ineligible to play in a football bowl game for the next 3 seasons, Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders could play his senior year at any other school he wished to pick next season. But he said Friday he will stay at Oklahoma State, which was jolted by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s sanctions earlier in the day. "I'm not switching schools unless some of those coaches will let me play basketball, too," Sanders joked.
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January 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
John Elway headed into retirement with two straight championships and plenty of well wishers. Barry Sanders left the game with no titles and lots of questions. Elway, the star quarterback of the Denver Broncos, and Sanders, the superb running back with the Detroit Lions, are the favorites for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. A minimum of four selections must be made, and it's difficult to imagine either man falling short in his first year of eligibility.
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March 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Barry Sanders, Ricky Bell and Joe Theismann were among 11 players selected to the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. Sanders won the 1988 Heisman Trophy while playing for Oklahoma State, and became one of the NFL's best running backs with the Detroit Lions before his retirement in 1999. Sanders rushed for a record 2,628 yards in 1988. Bell, who starred at USC in the mid-1970s, was a two-time All-American. He led the nation in rushing in 1975 with 1,957 yards.
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