Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Barry Sanders’ move cannot be taught.  He combined the slither of a snake, the shimmy of sequin dress and the disappearing act of Copperfield.  The ridiculousness wasn’t learned at Oklahoma State or as he carved up the Lions defense on the practice field. They came natural.  In a very “Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school freshman team” way, Barry didn’t become the starting running back at Wichita North High School (Wichita, KS) until four games into his senior year.  He rushed for 1,417, averaging 10.2 yards per carry, in the final seven games of the season and earned all-state honors. And had there never been the opportunity in high school, we would have never known Barry.  Our eyeballs would have spent more time in our head.  And defenders would have grabbed less air. Barking Carnival dug up some of Barry’s high school highlights.  And while the video is a little grainy (it was shot in 1985), the magic is still conveyed. And would you take a look at Barry’s offspring, Barry Jr., who goes to Stanford. Barry Jr.’s high school highlight tape is a little less impressive, but it makes you wonder if the moves are hereditary. HERE’S BARRY JR.’S RECRUITING VIDEO
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