Daryl Sanders

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Daryl Sanders
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-04-24) April 24, 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth: Canton, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State University
NFL draft: 1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
AFL draft: 1963 / Round: 4 / Pick: 32
(By the Kansas City Chiefs)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 56
Games started: 56
Fumble recoveries: 4
Stats at NFL.com

Daryl Theodore Sanders (born April 24, 1941 in Canton, Ohio) is a former professional American football player who played offensive tackle for four seasons for the Detroit Lions.


Daryl was raised in the inner city of Cleveland, Oh until high school. He was recruited to play football at Ohio State. He graduated with a degree in Marketing and became the #1 draft choice of the Detroit Lions. He worked for a fortune 500 Company in the off season and they recruited him to leave football and take over the national accounts of Chevrolet and Cadillac.

Daryl left the corporate environment to go into the car business. He came back to the church of his youth in 1974. He became an avid student of the Word of God. He also became a Cadillac dealer in Columbus, Oh in 1976 and at the same time he became involved in speaking in churches and business venues. He had a weekly Bible study at the dealership. He sold the dealership in the early 80’s and by the mid 80’s he became the founding Pastor of a local church.

Over the next 13 years Daryl travelled extensively to third world countries preaching the gospel. He went to the Ukraine 13 times helping to restore worship in the Pentecostal church throughout the Nation. He also travelled to Africa, China, Japan, and Mexico among other places. During this time he also founded the Church’s One Foundation which was a group of suburban and inner city churches working together to help the poor and disadvantaged in Central Ohio.

His love for the Word continued and he was the head of the extension campus for Vision Christian Bible College. After leaving the full-time ministry Daryl has worked under Pastor Rod Parsley as the Director of the World Harvest Ministerial Fellowship. He took his passion for teaching to writing Christian Books and currently has 5 books completed. His burden continues to write and is available to speak. <booksbydaryl.com>