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Barry Sanders | Running Back

Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 198

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Oklahoma State redshirt senior RB Barry J. Sanders is competing with Rennie Childs and Chris Carson for the starting job in the backfield.
Sanders is already being termed a "celebrity" at Oklahoma State, since his father starred there before producing a hall of fame NFL career. Beat writer Chandler Vessels notes Mike Gundy's policy to not allow the media to talk to first year players, which includes graduate transfers like Sanders. Barry's son did not star at Stanford and frequently worked as the second or third string running back. Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:48:00 AM

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Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy noted that redshirt senior RB Barry Sanders Jr. is "dependable" and "seems to be durable."

Sanders transferred over to his father's alma mater in February. Gundy has yet to truly see him in action, but said, "He came from a winning program and from an offense that obviously runs the football. So we’re excited about him being a part of our team. We hope that he will make a contribution that will help us be a better running football team." The 5-foot-10, 198-pound Sanders saw just 115 carries during his three seasons with Stanford and finished out his career with the Cardinal having rushed for 672 yards (5.8 YPC) and five touchdowns. He and Chris Carson will take on the majority of the ground load in 2016, with Carson penciled in as the starting back out of the spring.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 02:31:00 PM

College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread ranked Oklahoma State graduate RB Barry J. Sanders as the No. 11 transfer for 2016.

"OSU could use a boost at the position," Goodbread noted. The 5-foot-10, 198-pounder was a four-star recruit out of high school when he joined Stanford in 2013. Christian McCaffrey was part of the next recruiting class and the rest, as they say, is history. Now heading to his father's old stomping grounds, Sanders will look to challenge Chris Carson for starter carries. Carson rushed for 517 yards (3.9 YPC) and four touchdowns last season. For reference's sake, in his three years at Stanford, Sanders averaged a far more impressive 5.8 YPC mark, albeit on 115 carries spread across that space.
Sat, May 21, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Stanford graduate RB Barry J. Sanders transferred to Oklahoma State.

Sanders is the son of Heisman-winning Cowboys legend Barry Sanders. "His message to me was to keep an open mind," Sanders said. "I think that he would have wanted me to look at more schools. He definitely didn’t want me to make a decision without considering other options." Set to graduate in the spring, Sanders is eligible to play immediately in 2016. The former four-star recruit out of Oklahoma didn't live up to expectations on the East Coast. Across three seasons, Sanders rushed for 672 yards and five touchdowns, caught 12 passes for 89 yards and averaged 9.5 yards on 10 punt returns. He figures to see the field more often for the Pokes. They don't, after all, have Christian McCaffrey.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders has been granted a release from the Cardinal and will transfer to another program.

Sanders was third on Stanford's depth chart this season behind Christian McCaffrey and Remound Wright. Sanders is on track to graduate this spring, and could be eligible for the 2016 season upon completion. As of now, he is prohibited from transferring to another Pac-12 program, but Oklahoma State could be the front runner for Barry Sanders' son. He rushed for 672 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons.
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Wed, Jan 6, 2016 09:01:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders did not touch the football in the school's 38-36 loss to Oregon.

This is the second time in two weeks Sanders to not play a part of the victory, sandwiched by games with 10, 8 and 6 touches. It seems Sanders' role is a bit uncertain right now.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 18 yards on six carries in the school's 42-10 win over Colorado.

It was a blowout victory, but six touches is a high number for Sanders. That seems to be a trend lately for Sanders, seeing 24 touches in the last three games he has played in. The Cardinal face Oregon next.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 39 yards on 10 carries in the school's 56-35 win over UCLA.

Those 10 carries are the most Sanders has seen all season. Christian McCaffrey is a do everything back for the Cardinal, but Sanders is the No. 2 option in both the running and passing game.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders leads the FBS in yards per carry on first down runs with an average of 14.4 yards.

After struggling to find a role for the first few years at Stanford, Sanders has emerged as a nice complementary piece in 2015. He has three touchdowns in the last two weeks with a long play of 65 yards in each contest. Stanford plays UCLA next.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown on four carries in the school's 55-17 win over Arizona.

Sanders' total was produced on a single run of 65 yards, but that big play threat is needed in this offense. After really stumbling out of the gate, Stanford's offense has looked very solid for three weeks. Sanders absolutely has a role.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior QB Barry Sanders rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries in the school's 42-24 win over Oregon State.

This was Sanders' best collegiate performance, and Stanford's running game finally looked like what we are used to. The running back more than doubled his rushing total for this season in this one contest.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 12 yards on three carries in the school's 41-31 victory over USC.

Stanford really spread around the offensive touches against the Trojans. Sanders is averaging over four yards per carry on 13 rushes this season.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown on eight in the school's 31-7 win over UCF.

Christian McCaffrey was highly ineffective for the second straight game, but Sanders came in and flashed in the Cardinal backfield. McCaffrey was very good as a receiving back, but this contest likely pushes Sanders into a larger role running the football.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:17:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for nine yards on two carries in the school's 16-6 loss to Northwestern.

Sanders is third in the running back pecking order behind Christian McCaffrey and Ramound Wright. He is not longer returning kicks or punts either. Still, Sanders could see touches as an "air" back in some contests.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Stanford redshirt sophomore RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 68 yards in the school's 34-17 win over Washington State.

Sanders had rushes of 21 and 29 yards in the first quarter, but neither was overly impressive. He picked up yards blocked for him but did not showcase the jump cut that made his father famous, something he has flashed in the past. Still, a yards per carry rate of 9.7 is very good.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:35:00 AM