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Barry Sanders
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Barry Sanders


Sanders had arguably the greatest season in NCAA history in 1988, setting single-season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,249 total yards, 234 points and 39 touchdowns on the way to the Heisman. He continued the torrid pace in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl all 10 of his seasons and finishing his career with over 15,000 yards before retiring in 1999.

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