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Barry J. Sanders to Stanford official

By Jason Kersey Modified: January 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm •  Published: January 7, 2012

During his Heisman season, Sanders rushed for 2,850 yards and 42 touchdowns.

In the NFL, he rushed for a career 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns in 10 seasons — all with the Detroit Lions. He retired after the 1998 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

The younger Sanders rushed for 1,343 yards and added 27 total touchdowns during his senior season at Heritage Hall. The Chargers lost 14-7 to Cascia Hall in the Class 3A semifinals, when Sanders was held out of the end zone from the 1-yard line with under a minute left.


In addition to Sanders, thirteen other college football prospects committed to their schools at Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

* QB Anthony Alford, Petal, Miss. (Southern Miss)

* LB Keith Brown, Miami (Louisville)

* DE Jonathan Bullard, Shelby, N.C. (Florida)

* DB Deon Bush, Miami (Miami)

* LB Nick Dawson, Charlotte, N.C. (Louisville)

* DB Jordan Diggs, Cape Coral, Fla. (South Carolina)

* DL Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia, Calif. (California)

* DL Tyriq McCord, Tampa, Fla. (Miami)

* LB Brian Nance, Euless, Texas (Baylor)

* WR Jordan Payton, Westlake Village, Calif. (California)

* DB Kevon Seymour, Pasadena, Calif. (USC)

* LB Elijah Shumate, Ramsey, N.J. (Notre Dame)

* DB Shaq Thompson, Sacramento, Calif. (California)


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