Barry David Sanders, born on July 16, 1968, is a former American football player. He used to run with the football for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League (NFL) for 10 seasons. Sanders was really good at running with the football. He led the league in how many yards he ran for four times and scored touchdowns once.
Even though he was not very tall, only 5 feet 8 inches, and weighed 203 pounds, he was very quick and agile. People thought he was one of the best runners in NFL history. Now, there’s a new documentary on Amazon Prime called “Bye Bye Barry,” all about Barry Sanders and his time with the Detroit Lions. Because of this documentary, more people are interested in him again.
Many people know about Barry and what he did during his 10 years in the NFL, but not everyone knows about his sons and what they are doing now. Let’s take a closer look at Barry Sanders’ sons and what they’ve been up to lately.
Who Are Barry Sanders’ Kids?
Barry Sanders has four sons: Barry James, Nick, Nigel, and Noah Sanders. The three youngest sons are from his marriage to Lauren Campbell Sanders, which lasted for 12 years. The oldest son, Barry James, is from a relationship he had before his marriage.
Barry James, who played running back for the Stanford Cardinal football team for three years, continued his father’s football career. After his time in the West, he enrolled at Oklahoma State, the university his father attended, and spent his final football season playing for them. The running back gained 93 yards and two touchdowns on 28 rush attempts while at OSU.
When it came to sports, Barry’s second son, Nick, actually did not follow in the footsteps of his father and older brother. Like his father, he currently plays basketball for Michigan State and sports jersey number 20.
His last name is Sanders, and he wears No. 20.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 2, 2022
Even though Nick does not work for the family business, there is optimism that he has basketball skills and that he will be able to use his college career to earn a spot in the NBA after graduation.
Nigel, a music producer who attended Howard University, did not pursue an athletic career throughout his undergraduate years. As he pursues his music career, his productions and other artistic endeavors are available on Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube.
Barry’s youngest son, Noah, is in high school, and he will graduate in the year 2025. Similar to his father and older brother, Noah plays football and is a running back. Right now, he has received one offer from Toledo University to play football at the Division I level.
😳 Noah Sanders, a class of 2025 RB prospect and the son of NFL legend Barry Sanders, has offer No. 1 from the Toledo Rockets.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 22, 2023
Noah is still quite young, and he has a whole high school season ahead of him. It’s worth noting that being the son of the legendary Barry Sanders only adds to his potential and opportunities in the world of football.
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Barry Sanders Net Worth
Barry Sanders used to be a professional American football player, and he’s now worth $8 million. He started by playing college football at Oklahoma State and then joined the Detroit Lions in 1989. In his very first season, he won an award for the best rookie player. During his ten years in the NFL, Barry Sanders became known as one of the best and hardest-to-catch runners in football history.
He led the league many times in running yards, got the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award twice, and in 1997, he was named the league’s most valuable player. Most people think he was the most agile runner the NFL has ever seen and one of the greatest players ever. Interestingly, Barry’s football career ended suddenly in 1998, just a few yards short of breaking the NFL rushing record.
To give you an idea of his earnings, Barry made a bit over $30 million in salary during his NFL career, before taxes. But this amount might include a $7.5 million bonus he got in 1998, which he had to pay back when he retired suddenly.
So, his actual earnings might be around $22.5 million. Barry has said that he lives a pretty simple life these days and makes money from tax-free municipal bonds. Sometimes, he’s asked for less child support because he doesn’t earn as much as he did during his football days.
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