Deion Sanders is a former NFL and MLB player and is the current head coach of the Jackson State Tigers. Sanders is the only player to have played two sports in a single day after playing for the Atlanta Braves and atlanta falcons In the same day. Known as Neion Deion, Sanders played in the nfl during 14 seasons with different teams. Furthermore, Deion has also played in the MLB for nine seasons. Read on to find out more about the legendary player-turned-manager.
Deion Sanders Biography
Deion Sanders was born on August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, the daughter of Mims Sanders and Connie Knight. Sanders, who attended North Fort Myers High School, became the All-State Honoree for playing football, baseball and basketball. Subsequently, she joined Florida State University and continued to play soccer and baseball. sanders joined MLB and NFL both in 1989, registering his name among the select few players to have played in two of America’s most prestigious leagues.
Deion Sanders Career: NFL and MLB
Sanders was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1989 NFL Drafts. Sanders continued in the league for 14 long seasons and played for other franchises such as the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. In his NFL journey, Sanders made eight Pro Bowls and won the Super Bowl twice. Upon his retirement from the league in 2005, his name was registered in the Atlanta Falcons Hall of Fame.
Sanders played in MLB part-time for nine seasons. During his years in the MLB, Sanders was part of teams like the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves. Deion Sanders retired from MLB in 2001 with a .263 average, 39 home runs, and 168 RBI.
Deion Sanders: age and height
Sanders was born on August 9, 1967 and is 55 years old. Also, the former NFL player is 6 feet 1 inches tall.
Deion Sanders has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of now. Sanders enjoyed a fulfilling career in two of the best leagues in the world and consequently amassed an impressive net worth. Sanders reportedly earned a total of $33.5 million in NFL salary. He and made another $13.2 in cumulative MLB salary.
Furthermore, the former player made a smooth transition into the broadcast business when he became a football analyst. In addition, he started his training season in 2020 with the Jackson State Tigers. Sanders has also endorsed many prominent brands, including Nike and Pizza Hut, throughout his career.
Children Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders is the father of 5 children, three sons and two daughters. Sanders has two children, Deion Sanders Jr. and Deiondra Sanders with Carolyn Chambers, whom he was married to from 1989 to 1998. Additionally, he has three children, Shilo Sanders, Shedeur Sanders and Shelomi Sanders with Pilar Sanders, whom he married in 1999. The couple separated after 14 years of marriage. His sons Shedeur Sanders, Deion Sanders and Shilo Sanders have already embarked on their sporting journey. Shedeur plays for the Jackson State Tigers at quarterback.
Deion Sanders Brothers
Deion Sanders has a sister, a younger sister named Tracie Knight. Sanders regularly mentions his sister in social networks and calls her Barks. Born in Fort Myers, Tracie moved to Texas after her marriage. Additionally, she Tracie has two children, Tia and TJ Hendrix. And her daughter Tia plays basketball for the Memphis Grizzlies.
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