Sanders Rushes for 313 Yards, 5 TDs

Fresh off watching Oklahoma State's comeback on Thursday night against Texas A&M and being in the Cowboy locker room with other visiting recruits, Barry Sanders Jr. made his own highlight reel Friday night for Heritage Hall against Tulsa-area based NOAH with 313 yards on just 13 carries and less than three quarters of work.

Sanders opened the scoring for Heritage Hall in the 52-34 win with a 73-yard twisting and turning and then sprinting touchdown run. He followed that with a 72-yard touchdown run and then a 62-yard score giving him 207 yards on three carries. After the three super-duper distance runs he scored on runs of 31 and 8 yards.

The 5-10, 185-pound Sanders combines great speed and athleticism with some of those trademark moves that led his father to the Heisman Trophy and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We have seen him in person many times over the past four seasons going back to eighth grade.

We are not comparing him to his father. Barry Jr. is bigger and more of a sleek runner, while his father was shorter and more explosive in the lower body. However, the young man is a gym rat. He works very hard in the weight room and as he progresses he is showing more and more of the characteristics that his father had. His mother was a tremendous athlete in track and Barry Jr. does have great speed and burst on the football field.

Sanders said in addition to attending the Oklahoma State game on Thursday that he was also possibly heading to Dallas on Saturday for the Texas-Oklahoma Red River Rivalry Game in the Cotton Bowl.


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