he was a football player
No, Barry Sanders is alive and well.
Professional football player Barry Sanders has four children. Their names are Barry Sanders Jr., Nicholas Sanders, Nigel Sanders, and Noah Sanders.
because he was a famous football player
Bob Sanders, who was a football player, attended school at the University of Iowa.While he was there, he played all 4 years as a college football star for the University of Iowa.
Dion Sanders. "Primetime"