|Barry J. Sanders. Image via sfgate.com.|
It looks as though Oklahoma State will be adding a running back with a major pedigree and connection to the school to its 2016 rosterFormer Stanford running back Barry J Sanders announced announced that he would transfer to Oklahoma St. following his graduation from Stanford this coming June.
I will be joining the Oklahoma State football program following my graduation from Stanford in June #GoPokes🍊🔫 https://t.co/LM07deUR6O— Barry J. Sanders (@BarryJSanders26) February 11, 2016
Sanders told The Oklahoman that his father, legendary Oklahoma St. and Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders, had given his blessing on the move.
“His message to me was to keep an open mind,” Sanders said. “I think that he would have wanted me to look at more schools. He definitely didn’t want me to make a decision without considering other options. What I told him was that this was something I’ve been thinking about for some time. I just knew this was the right decision and the right fit for a variety of different reasons.
“So when I kind of explained my reasons behind it, he was pretty comfortable with it and he’s just as excited as I am.”
Sanders played in 36 games in his three seasons at Stanford. He served as the backup to the Cardinal's starting RB, Christian McCaffrey in 2015. With McCaffrey returning to Stanford, another season as a backup was presumably assured for Sanders.
(via Cowboys Ride for Free)