'Barry Sanders: A Football Life' Date, Time, Schedule, Trailer and More

Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 29, 2012

26 Nov 1998: Running back Barry Sanders #20 of the Detroit Lions in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Steelers 19-16.
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Barry Sanders was the most electric running back in NFL history, and he's the next person of interest for NFL Films' A Football Life series. 

Blessed with jaw-dropping agility, quickness, speed and raw power, the diminutive Sanders put together a highlight reel that no player will ever match. 

Here are the details you need to know about the show:


Date: December 5, 2012

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Channel: NFL Network

Trailer: Watch the official trailer here, courtesy of NFL Films.


More on Sanders' Incredible Story

Sanders wasn't highly recruited out of college due to his slight stature. At 5'7", most colleges didn't believe he could stand up to the physical beating that running backs take.

They were wrong. 

Sanders burst on to the scene at Oklahoma State as a junior after backing up Thurman Thomas, a fellow NFL Hall of Fame inductee.

He rushed for 2,628 yards and 37 touchdowns in 1988—one of the greatest seasons in college football history, and one that earned Sanders the Heisman Trophy.

Then, Sanders took his show to the NFL in 1989.

His NFL career was legendary, as he rushed for 15,269 yards and caught 352 passes for 2,921 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

Sanders then shocked the NFL world when he suddenly retired in 1999 while still in the prime of his career. 

Make sure to catch his entire story on NFL Network on December 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


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