Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders Headline Madden NFL 23 Ring of Honor Class

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMarch 21, 2023

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 09: Barry Sanders poses for a photo on the red carpet during NFL Honors at the Symphony Hall on February 9, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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EA Sports announced its initial Madden NFL 23 Ring of Honor class, with Hall of Famers Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Randy Moss, Lawrence Taylor and Tony Gonzalez headlining the group.

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Barry Sanders was arguably the most exciting running back to ever play the game, rushing for 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns in just 10 seasons. He was a 10-time Pro Bowler, six-time first-team All-Pro selection and fourth all-time in rushing yards.

Deion Sanders was an eight-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All-Pro as a cornerback, registering 53 interceptions and 22 total touchdowns in his career.

Moss was a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro who sits fourth all-time in receiving yards (15,292) and second in receiving touchdowns (156).

Taylor was one of the most fearsome pass-rushers to ever live. The 10-time Pro Bowler and eight-time first-team All-Pro is ninth all-time in unofficial sacks, with 142.

Gonzalez was a 14-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All-Pro pick. He finished his career third all-time in receptions (1,325), sixth in receiving yards (15,127) and eighth in receiving touchdowns (111), incredible marks for a tight end.