The Next Barry Sanders: Lions Salivate, Barry Gets Nervous

As Sunday kicks off and I eagerly await watching the Detroit Lions get one step closer to the “most losses in one season” record, there is reason for hope.

Below is high school playoff video of “the next Barry Sanders.” And I mean that literally, because this is Barry Sanders, Jr., who looks like he’s learned a lot from the old man.

Two questions remain: Will he go pro right out of high school in three years, and how many times does the kid pray every day that he’s not picked by the Lions?

As some comparison, here are what Barry Sanders, Sr. consider to be his two greatest rushes ever.

Update: One game closer to NFL glory!

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