Barry Sanders made his impact in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, and he is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a result.

One place where it’s taken time for Sanders to get his just due is with Oklahoma State. In spite of winning the Heisman Trophy for the school, Sanders is only now going to see himself be inducted into the school’s ring of fame as well as get a statue for his contributuons.

Late last week, this news was revealed by Oklahoma State. This season, Sanders is going to take his rightful place amongst the legends at the schoo.

As is pointed out, in fairness to Oklahoma State, they just started inducting folks into their Hall of Fame and Thurman Thomas was the first to go in. Sanders is obviously the next best option for the team given what he did for the school. In his career with the Cowboys, Sanders rushed for 3,556 yards and 48 touchdowns. 2,628 of those yards ad 37 of those touchdowns came in 1988. Those numbers were good enough to claim the Heisman Trophy for Sanders that year and get him selected as the third pick in the 1989 draft.