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Barry Sanders Pens Letter to OSU Family Following ‘Amazing’ Homecoming



Barry Sanders penned an open letter to his OSU family Wednesday, a week removed from the celebration of his 30-year Heisman Trophy-winning anniversary at OSU, in which he thanked all who made the weekend possible.

“This past weekend in Stillwater was an amazing experience,” he said. “Getting to be back at Oklahoma State with my whole family to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my Heisman Trophy was a blessing.

“Thank you to everyone who made the weekend incredible, including Oklahoma State, Coach Gundy, the players, the War Pigs and former teammates, Nissan Heisman House, Nike, Panini America, and, of course, all of the OK State fans everywhere. Without you guys, none of it would have been possible!

“You have no idea how much it means, after all these years, to have so many people still care so deeply about what we accomplished as a team that year.”

Sanders and his 1988 offensive line that paved the way for his remarkable season served as grand marshals for OSU’s homecoming festivities during Texas game weekend. The current team even paid homage to their return with a fresh throwback uniform kit cut straight from the 80s.

No word yet on whether Barry thought the unis were fire, but he did sport the Nike-distributed version of it for the weekend — and even cracked a few smiles in between taking pics, signing autographs and directing parade traffic.