JACKSON, Miss. – – Jackson State has hired on of the Greatest Sports Athletes of All-Time Deion “Primetime” Sanders.
Sanders at his Press Conference today say’s “He is blessed to be the 21st Head Football Coach at Jackson State.” Sanders goes on to talk about the history of having a commitment of academics and athletics at JSU.
Sanders got very emotional at the start of his press conference with “Tears that you don’t understand of prayers that have been made”, a statement made by Sanders. JSU Vice President and Athletic Director Ashley Robinson can’t be more excited to bring Sanders to the University as their 21st Head Football Coach in school history.
Is it fate that Deion Sanders wore jersey number 21 and is the 21st head football coach at JSU, some would say nothing but God.
Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (born August 9, 1967), nicknamed “Prime Time“, is an American athlete, sports analyst and coach who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. He is the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas and will assume duties as head coach at Jackson State University before their spring 2021 season. During his American football career, he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He also had a part-time career as a baseball outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), where he played professionally for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. Sanders 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 attended Florida State University, where he was recognized as a two-time All-American in football, and also played baseball and ran track. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft and played football primarily at cornerback, but also as a kick returner, punt returner, and occasionally wide receiver. During his career, he was named to eight Pro Bowls, received first-team All-Pro honors nine times, and made consecutive Super Bowl appearances in Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers and Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys, winning both. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
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