Barry J Sanders will now be playing for Oklahoma State, the place where his father scored the Heisman Trophy in 1988. Sanders was playing for Stanford before. In his tweets about his transfer Sanders said that he will be part of the team in June and will give his full commitment. A senior, Sanders will be the graduate transfer come 2016 season. He added that being part of the program and getting a chance to say he is a Poke is special.
His tweets are as follows:
“They’ve got my full commitment, and I’m looking forward to being there come late June,” Sanders. Just being a part of the program and being able to get a chance to officially say I’m a Poke will be something special for me personally.”
J Sanders’ father was a renowned name in the best seasons in the history of college football. He set 34 NCAA records playing for Cowboys. The present Oklahoma state coach Mike Gundy played on the 1988 team along with Barry Sanders as a quarterback.
In the previous season, J Sanders playing for Stanford raced 315 yards along with four touchdowns with an average of 6.2 yards for every carry backing Christian McCaffrey, Heisman finalist.
He will start for the Cowboys soon as he did not get a player rank in top 18 rushing the Big 12 the previous season. Meanwhile, the school was not ready for a comment until the transfers are cleared and players enrolled. In Sanders’ case, it will happen only in the summer this year.