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Top 40 Barry Sanders Quotes

Barry Sanders is a former American professional football player who ran for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League (NFL). A pro bowler inviting each of his ten NFL seasons and two NFL off-season offenders, Sanders led the league in the yard four times and established himself as the most elite runner in pro-football in football with his significance and prowess. In 2007, he was ranked as the most elusive runner in NFL history by the NFL Network’s NFL Top 10 Series and was voted the best short player of all time and ranked # 1 on the list of the best players of all time to not play. He is often regarded as one of the best backs in NFL history. We will discuss Barry Sanders Quotes.

Barry Sanders Quotes:

1. Maybe a good rule in life is never become too important to do your own laundry.―Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders Quotes

2. Nothing ever turns out the way people expect it to.―Barry Sanders

3. Life doesn’t stop with football.―Barry Sanders

4. I really love peace and quiet.―Barry Sanders

5. It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions’ players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.―Barry Sanders

6. Running back was always my favorite position.―Barry Sanders

7. The Heisman is the biggest award I’ve ever won.―Barry Sanders

8. It’s probably similar to being in New York City and having a cab driver behind you and you’re driving too slow. It’s not the most pleasant thing.―Barry Sanders

9. According to the United Nations’ latest count, of the approximately 3,000 languages spoken in the world today, only some 78 have a literature. Of those 78, a scant five or six enjoy a truly international audience.―Barry Sanders

10. As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot. When we were playing in the street, it was more touch football, so we didn’t hit each other into cars.―Barry Sanders

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11. I wish my teammates, coaches and the entire Lions organization all the best.―Barry Sanders

12. Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, When we should keep our mouths shut. Why? After all, we do only go around once. There’s really no time to be afraid. JUST DO IT.―Barry Sanders

13. The reason of football is not to be the best but to be the best team.―Barry Sanders

14. Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.―Barry Sanders

15. See God gave us the talent, but the devil makes us famous.―Barry Sanders

16. One of the flabby lines you hear sometimes is, ‘Speak truth to power’. Power knows the truth. It’s speaking the truth to yourself that’s the challenge.―Barry Sanders

17. I’m not better than anyone else. I’m not supposed to be on a pedestal. I’ve always stayed away from that.
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18. My mother was a huge influence on me. She was a living example of what a Christian should be. Her conviction, her discipline. She would rather see other people happy than herself.―Barry Sanders

19. My desire to exit the game is greater than my desire to remain in it. I have searched my heart through and through and feel comfortable with this decision.―Barry Sanders

20. Let’s just win it and go home.―Barry Sanders

Lets just win it and go home

21. I’m a Jewish boy from Jersey. I was born with a strong sense of right and wrong, and a strong sense that the world can be a ludicrous, unfair, inhumane place.―Barry Sanders

22. In all the time that people have known me, has anyone ever heard me talk about the importance of rushing records or finishing with the most touchdowns? So if that’s never been important to me, then why would that be a motivation to keep playing?―Barry Sanders

23. I quit because I didnt feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
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24. I’m from Kansas, so there were a lot of vacant lots and open fields to tackle each other in so we could avoid tackling each other on the street. But running on the street and trying not to get taken down on the concrete, that will make you fast, that’s for sure.―Barry Sanders

25. The game is the ultimate significance to me because it is so important to a lot of people. It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one of the best to ever play.―Barry Sanders

26. A lot of times I did lose yards on a run, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.―Barry Sanders

27. You can look at everything from pre-Heisman to post-Heisman, and I think that’s why it ranks up at the top, because before then, I didn’t even think I was good enough to be a professional ballplayer.―Barry Sanders

28. I don’t dream football. I dream the American Dream – two cars in a garage, be a happy father.―Barry Sanders

29. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do in school, but I definitely didn’t have adequate time to reach my full potential as a student.―Barry Sanders

30. Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I’m more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle.―Barry Sanders

31. I sat behind Thurman Thomas for my first couple of years, then my first year starting I won the Heisman. After I won the Heisman, that’s when things changed as far as going to the NFL.―Barry Sanders

32. Individual goals never meant that much to me. The Heisman is no exception.―Barry Sanders

33. As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot.―Barry Sanders

34. If I could start with anybody, I would initially draft Tom Brady. Then I would go get Ray Lewis, and then maybe an offensive lineman, or somebody like Adrian Peterson.―Barry Sanders

35. Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction.―Barry Sanders

36. You know, I’m fairly intelligent, but I don’t think my grades reflected that.―Barry Sanders

37. It’s hard to win in the NFL. You have to maintain a very delicate balance putting together the right team to be able to win and have any amount of success.―Barry Sanders

38. To me, he has his own style. He doesnt remind me any more of myself than I did (other tailbacks). I did things to remind people of Tony Dorsett, but it was a different style. Hes a guy who can catch balls like Marshall Faulk or somebody like that.―Barry Sanders

39. I want to thank all of the fans and media who made playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.―Barry Sanders

40. I just felt like I had run out of steam. I just felt like it was my time.―Barry Sanders

I just felt like I had run out of steam. I just felt like it was my time.―Barry Sanders

I don’t want to get too detailed into it, but when you’re a good high school running back, you can almost be whatever type of runner you want to be. If you’re a good size and a good athlete, you can be whatever type of runner you want.―Barry Sanders

I don’t know the right way to retire.―Barry Sanders

 

 

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