Barry J. Sanders Named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. In the final game of the regular season, Barry J. Sanders had his breakout game on special teams for the Cowboys. He was named Big 12 special teams player of the week for his performance.#Big12FB: Sanders set career bests with 138 all-purpose yards and a 56-yard kickoff return in the @CowboyFB’s game at Oklahoma.— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) December 5, 2016Sanders recorded 138 all-purpose yards, including kickoff returns of 56 yards and 49 yards that put Oklahoma State in favorable field position. The biggest return came just before the half, with the teams tied at 17 with under a minute remaining.screenflick-movie-209Unfortunately OSU wasn’t able to parlay the return into points. Instead they elected to run the clock out rather than trying to steal points before the half and capitalize on the big gain.The two returns were not only the best of his career, but also the longest kickoff returns for OSU the entire season.last_img

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