Deion Sanders

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Deion Sanders

Born

8/9/1967, Fort Meyers, Florida

Birth Name

Deion Luwynn Sanders

Gender

Male
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Former two-sport star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, and Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, joined THE NFL TODAY in September 2001 as a…more

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  • Trivia

    • Deion is the only player to make an interception and catch a pass in a Super Bowl.

    • Deion is the only player to ever play in a World Series and a Superbowl (with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Fransisco 49ers).

    • As a football player, Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens.

    • As a baseball player, Deion was a member of the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinatti Reds and the San Fransisco Giants. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays in the minor leagues.

    • During his career as a football player, despite his effectiveness, Deion was often criticized for poor tackling technique and an unconventional style of coverage.

    • Deion's nicknames include Neon Deion, Prime Time and Nine-Toe.

    • Deion earned the #8 slot on the College Football News 100 Greatest College Players of All Time.

    • Deion had a non-speaking cameo as himself in the film Jerry Maguire. You can see him, in Cowboys' garb, warming up for the game against the Cardinals.

    • In his professional career, Deion returned 9 interceptions for touchdowns, putting him in second place behind Rod Woodson.

    • In 1999, Deion placed #74 on ESPN's list of the 100 Greatest Athletes of the Century.

    • Released Prime Time, a moderately successful rap album, on Dec. 26 1964.

    • He was the fifth pick of the first round of the NFL draft in 1989. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.

    • He is the only player to play in an MLB and NFL game in the same day.

    • In 1989 he became the first player to hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same week.

    • In high school he was selected to the All-State team in football, basketball and baseball.

    • He was a cornerback for Florida State University.

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