An eight-time Pro Bowler, and two-time Super Bowl champion, Sanders played 14 NFL seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens. A two-time All-American at Florida State, Sanders was the first-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons in 1989. He is the only person in professional sports history to play in the World Series and the Super Bowl. Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, or now officially, “Coach Prime,” has been named Head Coach of the Jackson State University Tiger’s Football program. Currently serving as the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, Sanders will finish out the season there before beginning preparations for Jackson State’s season, which has been pushed to the spring by the coronavirus pandemic. ‘
Deion, alongside life-long friend and co-host Jamie Dukes, recently launched their podcast, 21st and Prime, with Barstool Sports. Sanders will also produce video content for the platform and be a regular contributor to Barstool’s podcast Pardon My Take on Sundays during the NFL season.
In 2011, Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was also one of 14 players and two coaches named in the National Football Foundation’s 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class. Sanders, who holds the NFL record for career return touchdowns (19 by kickoff, punt, interception, and fumble), began his broadcasting career with CBS, co-hosting the NFL Today pregame show from 2001-2003. He next spent 14 years as an analyst for the NFL Network, headlining popular shows like GameDay Prime and Thursday Night Football.
Since retiring from professional sports, Sanders has produced and/or appeared in a variety of television shows, including TINY HOUSE NATION, GRANDFATHERED, MOESHA, RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS, LIP SYNC BATTLE, THE LEAGUE, 30 FOR 30: DEION’S DOUBLE PLAY, and DEION’S FAMILY PLAYBOOK.
A philanthropic at heart, Sanders, alongside Stand Together, launched Prime 5, a $21 million fundraising initiative that will support for-purpose organizations that can empower Dallas residents to transform their lives and find a path out of poverty.