Barry Sanders Stats
What are Barry Sanders' stats? Barry Sanders played Running Back for the Detroit Lions and while he never got to a Super Bowl, he was the spark, and heart of the Detroit Lions, and Detroit Lions fans for ten pro football seasons from 1989 to 1998. He was their first round draft choice out of Oklahoma State. He retired while still in his prime after ten seasons. He simply walked away and never returned, breaking the hearts of millions of Detroit Lions fans in the process, and created more than just a bit of anger in the process. In his ten seasons with the Detroit Lions he accumulated many stats and accomplishments.
- Career Years - ten years from 1989 to 1998. This is not an overly long career when one looks at the rest of his stats and understands he was not injured when he quit.
- Career Games - 153 games in ten years. This an average of 15.3 games per season which means he played in basically every game in each season. He was very durable and hard to hit solidly.
- Career Carries - 3062 carries in 153 games. This was an average of 20 carries per game. He was a very large part of their offense.
- Career Rushing Yards - 15,269 yards in 153 games. This comes out to an average of 99.80 yards per game. This was also an average of 4.99 yards per carry.
- Career Rushing Touchdowns - 99 in 153 games. This was an average of one touchdown for every 31 carries. This means he scored a touchdown every 1.5 games, or every 2 out of 3 games, he scored a rushing touchdown.
- Career Receptions - 352 passes in his ten year career. This means he averaged 2.3 passes per game in addition to his rushes.
- Career Receiving Yards - 2,921 yards in his ten year career. This means the passes he caught averaged 8.3 yards per catch.
- Career Receiving Touchdowns - ten in 153 games. This equates to one touchdown for every 35 passes caught.
- Career Fumbles - 41 in 153 games. This comes out to a fumble every 3.73 games, This also averages out to one fumble for every 83 times he touched the ball, a very small percentage.
Those are Barry Sanders' stats. Barry Sander's stats are impressive to say the least and earned him a place in the Hall of Fame in 2004. Barry Sanders was known as one of the funnest to watch running backs in football, no tackler was ever sure he was down until the whistle blew. His whirling dervish style of running left him as the first player to average 1000 yards in his first ten seasons. He led the NFL in rushing four out of those seasons. He was the league MVP in 1997 and was selected to ten Pro-Bowls. Those all add up to Barry Sanders being one of the all time great football running backs of all time with the stats to prove it.