All of us, regardless of the path we choose, knows of a Barry Sanders.
Barry Sanders is of course the great NFL Running Back of the Detroit Lions, one-time Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma State, who mysteriously made a career of not achieving records. He retired mysteriously at 31, just one season short of overhauling Walter Payton’s record for career rushing yards by an NFL Running Back. He had 76 100-yard rushing games, again just short of Payton’s 77 and Emmitt Smith’s 78!

In an era when athletes have been glorified for their arrogance and attitude, Barry Sanders’ humility stands out. Each Sanders’ touchdown was characterized by a humble tossing of the football to the referee and a disciplined jog to the sideline.

He is one sportsman I will admire for a long long time, for me, my favorite Running Back of all time.

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