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Deion Sanders is an American football coach and former player who is the head football coach at Jackson State. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens. Sanders was also a baseball outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. He won two Super Bowl titles and made one World Series appearance making him the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.

Birth Name

Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr.

Nickname

Prime Time, Neon Deion

Professions

Athlete, Sports Analyst, Coach

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Deion Sanders was born on the 9th of August 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida, United States.

Age

He is currently 55 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Black

He has African-American ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Deion attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers. Later, he enrolled at Florida State University. Deion graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Talladega College with a major in organizational management.

Family Details

  • Father – Mims Sanders
  • Mother – Connie Knight
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Deion Sanders has dated –

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  • Carolyn Chambers (1989–1998) – Deion was married to Carolyn Chambers from 1989 to 1998, with whom he has two children.
  • Pilar Biggers-Sanders (1999–2013) – From 1999 to 2013, Deion was married to actress and producer Pilar Biggers-Sanders. Together, they had 3 children.

  • Tracey Edmonds (2012-Present) – Tracey Edmonds is the current girlfriend of Deion Sanders. In 2020, the couple started dating. Tracey is a well-known businesswoman and media personality.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 1 inches
  • In centimeters – 185 cm
  • In meters – 1.85 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 90 kg
  • In Pounds – 198.5 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 12 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Deion rose to prominence during his 14 season career in the National Football League. He has gained fame for playing for various well-known football teams including the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens.

Brand Endorsements

Sanders has done endorsement work for several brands such as NFL, Frito-Lay, Jublia Super Bowl 2016, NFL Fantasy Football, NFL Super Bowl 2019, Bridgestone Performance Football, NFL Network Super Bowl, Subway, DIRECTV TV, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pepsi, NFL 100 Super Bowl, Celebrity Sweat, Nike, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and American Express.

Deion Sanders Net worth

Deion has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Deion Sanders

  • During his schooling years, he was a letterman and an All-State honoree in football, basketball, and baseball.
  • He was one of the top 33 members that were chosen for the Florida High School Association All-Century Team in their 100-year history of high school football.
  • During the 6th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft, Deion was chosen by the Kansas City Royals. However, he decided not to go with them and chose to join the New York Yankees instead after being selected in the 30th round in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft.
  • In 1997, Sanders finished second in the NL with 56 stolen bases in 115 games while with the Cincinnati Reds before leaving baseball for three years.
  • He played football, baseball, and track for the Florida State Seminoles.
  • His favorite actor is Tom Hanks.
  • Deion has played for several well-known baseball teams including the New York Yankees (1989–1990), Atlanta Braves (1991–1994), Cincinnati Reds (1994–1995), San Francisco Giants (1995), and the Cincinnati Reds (1997, 2001).
  • During his professional 9-year baseball career, he played left and center field in 641 games.
  • Deion is one of 2 people to score 6 different kinds of NFL touchdowns.
  • In January 2006, Sanders retired from the NFL.
  • In October 2020, he was the only person to have played in both the Super Bowl and a World Series. Deion was also the only player to hit an MLB home run and score an NFL touchdown in the same week.
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