Deion Sanders Sr. is an American athlete, sports analyst, and coach. He played American football in the National Football League for 14 seasons. Sanders was also a baseball outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Sanders is the head football coach at Jackson State University.
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Deion Sanders Sr. is an American athlete, sports analyst, and coach. He played American football in the National Football League for 14 seasons. Sanders was also a baseball outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Sanders is the head football coach at Jackson State University. He is also the offensive coordinator for the football team at Trinity Christian School – Cedar Hill, which his sons attended, from 2017 until 2020 when he was hired by Jackson State. He starred in the show Deion Family Playbook, which debuted in 2014. He has two sons, Deion Jr. and Deion III, who play football and baseball respectively for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively. Sanders also has a daughter, Janae, who plays football for the Florida State Seminoles. Sanders has a son, Jamey, who played football for Florida State University and is a member of the Florida Gators football team. He also played baseball for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. He won two Super Bowl titles and made one World Series appearance in 1992, making him the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. Sanders won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988 as a punt returner for the FSU Seminoles, leading the nation in 1988 with his punt return average, and breaking the school’s record for career punt return yards. In 1985, Sanders was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the top 33 players in the 100-year history of high school football in Florida.
The Kansas City Royals selected Sanders out of North Fort Myers High School in the sixth round of the 1985 Major League baseball draft. He did not sign with the Royals. Sanders played for the baseball team that finished fifth in the nation, and helped lead the track and field team to a conference championship. He opened the 1989 season with the Albany-Colonie Yankees of the Class AA Class AA League. He left the Yankees in June 1989 to leave the Eastern League to play for the Albany Yankees of Class AA. He later signed with the Cincinnati Reds in the 30th round of 1988 MLB draft, and he played with the Reds until the end of the 1988 season. He retired from baseball after the 1990 season. Sanders went on to play football, baseball, and track at Florida State. In football, he was a two-time consensus All-American cornerback in 1987 and 1988, and a third team All- American in 1986, intercepting 14 passes in his career, including three in bowl games, and managed to return one interception 100 yards for a touchdown breaking Fred Biletnikoff’s interception return record by one yard. While playing baseball under head coach Mike Martin, Sanders hit. 331 in 1986; he was known more for base stealing, compiling 27 stolen bases in 1987. In baseball, Sanders played in the Metro Conference baseball and track championships in Columbia, South Carolina, on May 16, 1987.
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