The life of Hall of Fame Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders will soon be featured on the small screen. Sanders has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video for “Bye Bye Barry” a documentary about Sanders’ life and his choice to leave professional football.
Sanders made the announcement on social media that Bye Bye Barry will also feature his decision to retire from football. He tweeted, “Over the last year I have been filming the definitive movie on my life. The great mystery of why I walked away will be answered once and for all.”
Over the last year I have been filming the definitive movie on my life with @PrimeVideo & @AmazonStudios – The great mystery of why I walked away will be answered once and for all. Stream #ByeByeBarry on November 21st. @Lions @NFL @NFLPA @ProFootballHOF @HeismanTrophy pic.twitter.com/mrFV8K00W1
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) September 15, 2023
What is Bye Bye Barry’s Amazon Release Date?
The documentary is directed by Paul Monusky, Micaela Powers and Angela Torma. The documentary Bye Bye Barry will be released on November 21, 2023. Barry Sanders announced the release date by sharing a tweet, “I was blown away by the positive response to the movie on my life.”
I was blown away by the positive response to the @NFLFilms & @AmazonStudios movie on my life coming out Nov 21, 2023. So, to say thanks, retweet the trailer below and follow us both for a chance to win a signed poster.
Stream #ByeByeBarry only on @PrimeVideo @Lions @NFL https://t.co/Yd2IUNU5tk pic.twitter.com/5n0hLzjkJ7
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) September 25, 2023
On Amazon Prime Video, Bye Bye Barry is available to watch via streaming on Amazon Prime Video. You can see the trailer of the documentary in a tweet provided below:
Just Retweet this trailer of the movie and Follow all of us for a chance to win.
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) September 28, 2023
Barry Sanders, a star in the NFL opted to give up football while still in his prime and with a strong record. Everyone was shocked by his choice and he never returned to the field. Barry Sanders discusses his decision to leave football at the height of his career in this documentary.
Pat Kelleher, Ross Ketover, Ken Rodgers, Brian Rolapp, Paul Monusky, Micaela Powers, Angela Torma, Greg Bocchetti and Jason Weber are the producers of this documentary. In this much-awaited documentary, Barry Sanders, Eminem and Jeff Daniels play the main roles.
If you want to know which other documentaries will be available to watch you can check out our below posts:
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Barry Sanders’ Journey from Wichita to Stardom
Sanders, the seventh of William and Shirley Sanders’ eleven children was born on July 16, 1968, in Wichita, Kansas. His mother worked as a housewife for the Sanders family while his father worked as a roofer and carpenter. Sanders’ father employed him and two of his brothers as roofer’s helpers.
When he was younger, Sanders had a reputation for being a voracious eater who could consume an entire loaf of bread in a single sitting. He frequently listened to local college sports matches that his father would broadcast on television.
In high school football at Wichita North, Sanders participated. Prior to this, he enjoyed playing basketball and football as a youngster. Sanders began playing tailback during his sophomore year of high school, but his brother Byron began playing that position earlier during Barry’s junior year of high school.
Sanders was supposed to start at tailback in his senior year after Byron graduated and left on a football scholarship for Northwestern University, but he was instead started at wingback, a position that is similar to wide receiver.
He participated in basketball as a guard in addition to football. Sanders also attempted to participate in baseball and table tennis. Until the fourth game of his senior year, when the original player was banned for conduct issues, Sanders was the starting running back.
In that game, he carried for 274 yards and four touchdowns. In his seven-game senior season, he ran for 1,417 yards on 139 attempts, averaging 10.2 yards per carry and scored 17 touchdowns.
Wichita North’s head coach, Dale Burkholder offered Sanders greater playing time in the season’s final game so that he could accumulate enough rushing yards to win the state rushing championship, but Sanders declined, claiming it was not important.
Sanders was selected an Honorable Mention All-American for his season and received all-state recognition. He while being a highly regarded athlete only received scholarship offers from Wichita State University, Iowa State University, University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University-Stillwater because of his low stature.
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