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BARRY SANDERS / OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY COWBOYS * 1997 NCAA College Football HEISMAN COLLECTION Starting Lineup Action Figure, Football Helmet & Miniature 1988 Heisman Memorial Trophy. Displayed figure stands approximately 4 inches. Includes helmet & miniature 1988 Heisman Memorial Trophy. Ages 4 and up. From Kenner.Sanders played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys from 1986 to 1988, and wore the #21. During his first two years, he backed up All-American Thurman Thomas. In 1987, he led the nation in kickoff return yards. Thomas moved on to the NFL, and Sanders became the starter for his junior year.In 1988, in what has been called the greatest individual season in college football history, Sanders led the nation by averaging 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game, including rushing for over 300 yards in four games. Despite his massive workload of 344 carries, Sanders was still used as the team’s punt and kickoff returner, adding another 516 yards on special teams. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,248 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, of which 37 were rushing (also a record), 5 consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least 2 touchdowns in 11 consecutive games, and 9 times he scored at least 3 touchdowns. Sanders also ran for 222 yards and scored 5 touchdowns in his three quarters of action in the Holiday Bowl – a game that was not included with his season statistics. Sanders won the Heisman Trophy as the season’s most outstanding player. He then chose to leave Oklahoma State before his senior season to enter the NFL draft.