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Published: July 2, 2018 at 05:18 p.m.

Best photos of Barry Sanders

Take a look at Hall of Famer Barry Sanders' career as a running back for the Detroit Lions. Sanders was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

15 Photos Total

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) eludes Houston Oiler Ray Childress (79) as he turns upfield for an 11-yard gain in the first quarter in Houston on Nov. 5, 1989. 15

    Donna Carson/Associated Press

    Lions Oilers - Nov. 5, 1989

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) eludes Houston Oiler Ray Childress (79) as he turns upfield for an 11-yard gain in the first quarter in Houston on Nov. 5, 1989.

  • Detroit Lions Barry Sanders (20) during a game from his 1989 season with the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders played for 10 years, all with the Lions, was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. 14

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    Lions - 1989

    Detroit Lions Barry Sanders (20) during a game from his 1989 season with the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders played for 10 years, all with the Lions, was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

  • Detroit Lions Barry Sanders (20) during a game from his 1990 season with the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders played for 10 years, all with the Lions, was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. 13

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    Lions - 1990

    Detroit Lions Barry Sanders (20) during a game from his 1990 season with the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders played for 10 years, all with the Lions, was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20)  stays warm in the cold of Lambeau field in Green Bay, Wis. in 1990. 12

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Pres

    Lions Packers - 1990

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) stays warm in the cold of Lambeau field in Green Bay, Wis. in 1990.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders plows his way through two defenders during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 10, 1991. 11

    Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

    Lions Buccaneers - Nov. 10, 1991

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders plows his way through two defenders during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 10, 1991.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) runs upfield during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Lions defeated the Rams 16-13 on Oct. 24, 1993. 10

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    Lions Rams - Oct. 24, 1993

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) runs upfield during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Lions defeated the Rams 16-13 on Oct. 24, 1993.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders breaks through the Arizona Cardinals line during the second quarter in Pontiac, Michigan, Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995. The Lions are not concerned that defenses are devoting nearly all their energies to stopping Sanders. The Lions say, and Sanders agrees, that he'll still get his yardage. 9

    Tim Fitzgerald/Associated Press

    Lions Cardinals - Sept. 17, 1995

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders breaks through the Arizona Cardinals line during the second quarter in Pontiac, Michigan, Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995. The Lions are not concerned that defenses are devoting nearly all their energies to stopping Sanders. The Lions say, and Sanders agrees, that he'll still get his yardage.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) sets to take the field in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. 8

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    Lions - 1997

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) sets to take the field in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) races down the sideline for 80-yards and a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Pontiac, Mich. Sanders set an NFL record by rushing for his 10th consecutive 100-yard game, gaining 216 yards and scoring two touchdowns in their 32-10 win. 7

    Tom Pidgeon/Associated Press

    Lions Colts - Nov. 23, 1997

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) races down the sideline for 80-yards and a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Pontiac, Mich. Sanders set an NFL record by rushing for his 10th consecutive 100-yard game, gaining 216 yards and scoring two touchdowns in their 32-10 win.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) gains some ground in the first quarter as New York Jets' Rick Lyle, right, comes in to make the tackle Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997. 6

    Tom Pidgeon/Associated Press

    Lions Jets - Dec. 21, 1997

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) gains some ground in the first quarter as New York Jets' Rick Lyle, right, comes in to make the tackle Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997.

  • In this Jan. 12, 1999, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, left, looks for room to run against the Washington Redskins during the second quarter of the NFC championship NFL football game at RFK Stadium in Washington. Sanders is one of the game's greats who retired without playing on football's biggest stage, the Super Bowl. 5

    Doug Mills/Associated Press

    Lions Redskins - Jan. 12, 1999

    In this Jan. 12, 1999, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, left, looks for room to run against the Washington Redskins during the second quarter of the NFC championship NFL football game at RFK Stadium in Washington. Sanders is one of the game's greats who retired without playing on football's biggest stage, the Super Bowl.

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders holds up a mock up of the Madden 25 video game cover during the EA Sports Madden NFL 25 Cover Reveal on SportsNation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in New York, New York. 4

    Chris Park/Associated Press

    EA Sports Madden NFL 25 Cover Reveal - April 24, 2013

    Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders holds up a mock up of the Madden 25 video game cover during the EA Sports Madden NFL 25 Cover Reveal on SportsNation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in New York, New York.

  • Former Detroit Lions and NFL Hall of Fame members, from left, Lem Barney, Barry Sanders and Charlie Sanders are introduced during an alumni celebration at halftime of the Detroit Lions NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. 3

    Duane Burleson/Associated Press

    Lions Cowboys - Oct. 27, 2013

    Former Detroit Lions and NFL Hall of Fame members, from left, Lem Barney, Barry Sanders and Charlie Sanders are introduced during an alumni celebration at halftime of the Detroit Lions NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

  • Barry Sanders is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Friday, May 2, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. 2

    Mark Duncan/Associated Press

    Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest - May 2, 2014

    Barry Sanders is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Friday, May 2, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland.

  • From left Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders acknowledges the crowd after receiving a Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Detroit. 1

    Jose Juarez/Associated Press

    Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony - Oct. 18, 2015

    From left Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders acknowledges the crowd after receiving a Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Detroit.