Barry J. Sanders

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Barry J. Sanders (B.J. Sanders)
Stanford Cardinal No. 26
Position Running back
Class Redshirt Junior
Career history
High school Oklahoma City (OK) Heritage Hall
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-04-10) April 10, 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Barry James Sanders[1] (born April 10, 1994) is an American college football running back for the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Early life[edit]

Sanders was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a son of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. He is often erroneously referred to as "Barry Sanders, Jr.", which is inappropriate since the use of generational titles such as "Junior" formally requires an identical full name, not just a matching first name and surname. He graduated from Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2] As a freshman in 2008, Sanders ran for 742 yards and twelve touchdowns while helping Heritage Hall to the 2008 Oklahoma 2A state title,[3][4] and he was the only sophomore on the 2009 Tulsa World all-state team.[5]

College Career[edit]

On January 5, 2012, during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Sanders announced that he had committed to playing football for Stanford University.[6]

Freshman season[edit]

As a redshirt freshman, Sanders did not see any action during the 2012 college season.

Sophomore season[edit]

Sanders returned to Stanford in 2013 for his sophomore season and played his first game against San Jose State University on September 7, 2013 and had a 2-yard gain on his first career rushing attempt.

Although he played in all 12 games, Sanders finished the year with only 34 rushing yards, 5 rushing attempts, and 1 touchdown.

Junior season[edit]

He played in all 13 games his junior year, finishing the 2014 season with 59 carries for 315 yards and 7 receptions for 47 yards.

Senior season[edit]

Sanders returned in 2015 and began the year being sparingly used as a back-up running back. During the season opener on September 5, 2015, at Northwestern University, he would only gain 9 yards on 2 carries. The following week he would have a career game against the University of Central Florida. Sanders finished the game with 8 carries, 39 rushing yards, and 1 touchdown. On September 25, 2015, he continued producing for the Cardinal, rushing for a career-high 97 yards, on 7 carries, for a career-high 2 rushing touchdowns against Oregon State. During the contest he had 65 yards come on a rushing touchdown play. Sanders continued his streak the next game against the University of Arizona, ending the game with 76 yards on 4 rushing attempts, and a single touchdown. On October 15, 2015, Sanders had a career-high 10 carries for 39 yards against UCLA. [7]


  1. ^ Sanders, Barry (23 November 2011). "@BarrySanders". Twitter. Retrieved September 9, 2013. When the truth is - I have no middle name. Thus making my son, Barry James Sanders, not a Barry "junior". 
  2. ^ "Barry Sanders",,, Retrieved January 8, 2012
  3. ^ Barry Sanders'son looks like future star
  4. ^ video clips of Barry Sanders' son
  5. ^ Matt Baker, "In his father's image: Barry James Sanders is familiar, but for more than his name", Tulsa World, August 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Barry J. Sanders commits the Stanford",,, Retrieved January 8, 2012
  7. ^ "Stanford Cardinals football:Player Bio,Barry Sanders". 

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