Now You See Him ...The Barry Sanders Story

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Why did Barry Sanders, one of the game’s most exciting and explosive running backs, suddenly retire just as he was closing in on the all-time NFL rushing record? At the height of his career, he walked away without explanation. In this amazing book, Barry Sanders reveals for the first time how he came to make the biggest decision of his life.

Known throughout his career as a deeply private man, Barry’s finally ready to tell his story. He begins with growing up in Wichita, Kansas,...

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Overview

Why did Barry Sanders, one of the game’s most exciting and explosive running backs, suddenly retire just as he was closing in on the all-time NFL rushing record? At the height of his career, he walked away without explanation. In this amazing book, Barry Sanders reveals for the first time how he came to make the biggest decision of his life.

Known throughout his career as a deeply private man, Barry’s finally ready to tell his story. He begins with growing up in Wichita, Kansas, and his struggles to earn a place on sports teams despite his small size. He then moves to his Heisman-winning career at Oklahoma State University, where a poorly recruited “too small” running back enjoyed the greatest season in college football history, breaking 39 NCAA records, most of which still stand today.

Next stop -- the NFL and the Detroit Lions. During his incredible career, Barry won the Rookie of the Year award, led the league in rushing four times, was named to the Pro Bowl nine times, twice won the MVP award, and gained more than 16,000 yards, now third on the all-time list. Readers who recall Barry’s trademark reticence will delight in his forthcoming tales of teammates, coaches, rivals and big games.

But in this book, Barry covers much more than football. With disarming candor, he explores his relationships with his wife and children, his parents, and his siblings, including his sister Nancy, whose tragic death continues to haunt him -- and to whom the book is dedicated.

Since there is no way to really capture Barry’s moves in words, included is a free bonus DVD that features game action footage from Barry’s Youth Football days all the way through his career with the Lions. No matter how well you remember Barry’s stellar on-field performance, these highlights will give you a new appreciation of one of the most spectacular runners in the history of the game. A rare treat for every football fan.

Includes original commentary from:

  • Emmitt Smith, all-time NFL leading rusher
  • Lomas Brown, All-Pro lineman and former teammate
  • Wayne Fontes, former Lions head coach
  • Louis Oliver, former safety for the Miami Dolphins
  • Dale Burkholder, Barry’s high school coach
  • Kevin Glover, former teammate
  • Mike Singletary, All-Pro linebacker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578601394
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Sanders' story...still quiet after all these years

    The newly elected Hall of Fame running back, Barry Sanders, was always a man of many words and his recently released autobiography is fitting in its 139 page, picture-filled 8 x 10 work. If a picture says a thousand words, than the included 19-minute DVD featuring Sanders and his accomplishments is worth a million and add visuals to the former Detroit Lion running backs accomplishments. ¿Now You See Him¿¿ is the entire life history of Sanders, the people that shaped his life and his accomplishments along the way, from North High School, Oklahoma State University and his only NFL team, the Detroit Lions. Sanders writes of his football beginnings and the beginning of his doubtful beginnings in football due to his small stature. Sanders admitted being shorter, but always faster. His high school football career was stunted (pun intended) as he played behind older brother, Byron, and was not utilized as a tailback until his senior year and after a coaching change. Sanders writes of himself as being a team player, foregoing a chance to take the state rushing title after he had 262 yards in the final season game. His coach gave him the option of securing the title, but deferred to his teammates playing. Surprisingly, Sanders was not highly recruited and took the opportunity to rush for the Cowboys at Oklahoma State University, again behind a superb back, Thurman Thomas. As the third pick in the 1988 NFL draft, Sanders began his 10-year career with the Detroit Lions, playing under Wayne Fontes for 8-years and Bobby Ross for two turbulent years. Moving through the to later chapters the reader discovers Sanders¿ thoughts about the pressure of surpassing Walter Payton¿s rushing record as the former Chicago Bear was dealing with his own life-threatening illness. Sanders explains his side of retirement in chapter 15 ¿I Knew it was Over,¿ explaining the Lions 5-11 season, consistent troublesome negotiations regarding his renewed contracts and the direction of the team. Sanders includes his retirement letter, sent to the Wichita Eagle, but expands on his disgruntlement with Detroit general manger Chuck Schmidt. What the book may be lacking, the DVD adds, but does not totally save the book. The 19-minute DVD includes television footage of Sanders as his best, utilizing his ¿jump back¿ style of running in high school, college and the NFL. If after 139 pages you are not impressed with Sanders, his life and career, the DVD is a waste. If you are a fan of Sanders, his team and his skill, the DVD is a great highlight film included with the book. Sanders is soft-spoken in his words about his career, his teammates and his competitors. His book is easy to read, picturesque and his DVD inclusion technologically innovative, similar to his running style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

    Greatest of all time

    This is a great book about the greatest back of all time. This book tells everything about the man. He is not only a great player, but a great person. The DVD puts this book over the top. For years I have been looking for a highlight reel of Barry, and I finally got it.

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