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Barry Sanders

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Football Player

The Resume

    (July 16, 1968- )
    Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas
    Played for the Detroit Lions (1989-1998)
    Played in college for Oklahoma State
    Has 15,269 career rushing yards (Third all time)
    Co-winner of the NFL MVP (1997)
    Ten time pro bowler (1989-1998)
    Heisman Trophy Winner (1988)
    Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2004)
    Author of 'Now You See Him ...The Barry Sanders Story'

Why he might be annoying:

    In 1999, to the surprise of just about everybody, he retired from football at the age of thirty, just 1,457 yards away from breaking Walter Payton's career rushing record.
    He retired a season after the Lions went 5-11, which prompted speculation that he was tired of playing for a losing team.
    He is ultra religious and private.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was known for eluding tacklers with the greatest of ease on the field.
    He rushed for over a thousand yards in all of his ten NFL seasons.
    He is only one of five running backs to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season (1997).
    When he did score touchdowns, he would always simply give the ball to an official.
    He ranked 76th in ESPN's SportsCentury poll (1999).

Credit: Whiff Boy


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 17.65% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 36 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 12 Votes: 8.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 46 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 109 Votes: 51.38% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 63 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 56 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 135 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 216 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 413 Votes: 44.31% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 341 Votes: 45.16% Annoying