There are eight seasons Demond "Bob" Sanders (born February 24, 1981) is a retired professional American football player who spent eight seasons as a safety in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts.
Sanders started his career with the 49ers in 2004 after being drafted by them in the first round (fifth overall). He played only four games that year because of an ankle injury but returned in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, he joined the Colts and had his most successful season, finishing with 56 tackles and two interceptions. After another solid season in 2008, he decided to retire at the end of the year.
He finished his NFL career with 72 tackles and two interceptions.
After retiring from football, he became a security guard at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IPUIA).
In 2016, Sanders was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend. The charges were dropped a month later when the victim refused to testify against him.
He filed for divorce from his wife Aisha Crawford in 2017. The couple has no children together.
Sanders has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism since 2012. His condition requires him to take medicine every day to control it.
He was voted AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and is most recognized for his role in the Colts' postseason defense, which culminated to the team's triumph in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears. Sanders, Bob
Sanders led the National Football League (NFL) in running four times during his ten seasons with the Detroit Lions (1989–98) and was named to the Pro Bowl every year. In 2004, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
During his career, Sanders rushed for at least 1,000 yards seven times and has been voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player twice. He currently works as a color analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball game.
In June 1999, the Lions traded away their all-time leading rusher for two first-round picks (one pick in each round) and a second-round pick. The San Francisco 49ers chose Sanders with the fifth overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Sanders started out well by rushing for 100 yards in his first game with the Lions, but he was held under 100 yards for the next five games before finishing with 99 yards. He also scored a touchdown in his first game with the Lions but didn't score again until his final season when he tallied 13 touchdowns.
He retired after the 1998 season and had planned to finish his career with the Vikings, but he returned for one more season with the Lions. He ended up with 6,527 yards from 1983 to 1998, which is still third all time.
Barry Sanders and Dats joined the Detroit Lions in 1989 and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1986. Before that, they played at Indiana University. The Lions traded Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers before the start of the 1990 season. He ended up playing only one season for the 49ers before being injured.
In addition to his role with the Lions, Sanders also played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. His career average of 5.5 yards per carry remains a school record while his 2,628 rushing yards are second only to Southern California's O.J. Simpson (who had three seasons).
Sanders was born on July 20, 1963 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and he died on October 14, 2010 in Oklahoman City at the age of 42.
He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.
The Lions have had many great running backs over the years including Eddie George, William Andrews, Mike Webster, Kevin Jones, and Jahvid Best. In 2014, Obama G. Smith became the first running back from Louisiana when he signed with the team. He played only one game before suffering a knee injury that required surgery.
(born January 19, 1974) is a retired American professional football player who spent 13 seasons as an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Washington Redskins during their 1997 playoff run, helping them reach the Super Bowl. A first-team All-Pro selection at left guard in 2001 and 2002, he was named to the Pro Bowl after the 2000 season.
Jones started his career with the Redskins after they selected him in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He replaced Chris Samuels at left guard and helped pave the way for Clinton Portis to become only the third rookie to rush for 1,500 yards in the NFL history. Jones also started all 16 games at left guard for the Redskins in 1999 and 2000. He finished his rookie season with 57 knockdowns against opponents' pass attacks and was voted First-Team All-Rookie by the Associated Press.
After 11 seasons in Washington, Jones announced his retirement on March 6, 2008. At the time of his retirement, he was ranked fifth among active players with 30 or more starts in terms of total yards from scrimmage (50,449). He finished his NFL career with 152 games played, including 113 starts. He received several awards throughout his career, including two First-Team All-Pro selections and two Pro Bowls.
Sanders excelled on special teams. In 1992, he was the league leader in kickoff return yards (1,067), yards per return (26.7), and return touchdowns (2). He eventually became too valuable to utilize on punt and kick returns. He had six interceptions for 303 yards and three scores, a then-NFL record.
Sanders also rushed for 1,037 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 73 passes for 953 yards and nine more scores.
He is considered one of the best safeties in NFL history and his number 49 is among the top five highest-selling jerseys.
Deion Sanders played 16 seasons in the NFL and was selected to seven all-star games. He finished with 3,879 yards from scrimmage and 39 touchdowns.
After retiring from football, Sanders entered the business world and founded DEION SANDERS AUTO GROUP, LLC. The company sells cars, trucks, and SUVs under the Deion Sanders American Motors brand.
Sanders is estimated to have earned over $100 million during his playing career.
He has been cited as an influence by several players including Shawn Springs, Michael Griffin, and Eric Berry who has gone on to have a successful career as a safety for the Atlanta Falcons.