Stanford football's Barry Sanders shows flashes of his famous father
Like father, like son.
Fans unfamiliar with the Cardinal's roster probably did a bit of a double take Saturday night when No. 26 strolled onto the field. While it isn't exactly the No. 20 that his father wore during his Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Lions, the younger Barry Sanders proved he shares more than just a name.
Sanders lived up to his family's running back lineage with some nifty moves to pick up 16 yards in Stanford's 55-17 win over Washington State Saturday in Seattle. The sophomore, who had just one career carry coming into the game, capped his night with his first collegiate touchdown: a 22-yard scamper to help ice the one-sided victory.
He'd finish the night with 34 yards on three attempts. But even more than that, Sanders established himself as another promising back for a program that's produced Toby Gerhart and Stepfan Taylor in recent years.