Everyone around here knows that Barry Sanders is the GOAT, and he’s being recognized for his place in history by the NFL.
He was included in the list of running back finalists for NFL’s All-Time Team as part of it’s 100th season celebration.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 19, 2019
In addition to Sanders, the running backs list includes Marcus Allen, Jerome Bettis, Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, Earl “Dutch” Clark, Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Marshall Faulk, Harold “Red” Grange, Franco Harris, Hugh McElhenny, Lenny Moore, Marion Motley, Bronco Nagurski, Walter Payton, Adrian Peterson, Gale Sayers, O.J. Simpson, Emmitt Smith, Jim Taylor, Thurman Thomas, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Steve Van Buren.
During his 10 years in Detroit, Sanders averaged over 1,500 rushing yards per season and just under 100 rushing yards per game. He was also the 1997 NFL MVP.