After sitting behind one of the best running backs in Penn State history, Miles Sanders is making the most of his chance in the Nittany Lions backfield.

Sanders played behind Saquon Barkley his first two years at Penn State as Barkley rolled to three straight 1,000-yard seasons. He has since moved on to the NFL with Sanders taking over the starting role in 2018.

After being used sparingly in 2017, Sanders has come into his own as the starter. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with 23 carries and 159 yards rushing against the Badgers. Sanders added a touchdown as well.

Penn State Football shared a graphic of Sanders’ accomplishment:

Penn State’s Kris Petersen shared that it is the 26th 1,000-yard season in school history: