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“Stomach is stomaching” - Coach Prime’s daughter Deiondra Sanders dazzles in stylish silver outfit for BF Jacquees’ 30th birthday “Stomach is stomaching” - Coach Prime’s daughter Deiondra Sanders dazzles in stylish silver outfit for BF Jacquees’ 30th birthday
“Stomach is stomaching” - Coach Prime’s daughter Deiondra Sanders dazzles in stylish silver outfit for BF Jacquees’ 30th birthday
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“I just wore pink today” - Deiondra Sanders' BF Jacquees discloses baby preferences ahead of gender reveal party “I just wore pink today” - Deiondra Sanders' BF Jacquees discloses baby preferences ahead of gender reveal party
“I just wore pink today” - Deiondra Sanders' BF Jacquees discloses baby preferences ahead of gender reveal party
“We aint twerking” - $45M worth Deion Sanders rocks customized black and gold jumpsuit during vigorous spring training session “We aint twerking” - $45M worth Deion Sanders rocks customized black and gold jumpsuit during vigorous spring training session
“We aint twerking” - $45M worth Deion Sanders rocks customized black and gold jumpsuit during vigorous spring training session
WATCH: Coach Prime’s son Shedeur Sanders drops electrifying teaser as Colorado QB gears up for upcoming merchandise launch WATCH: Coach Prime’s son Shedeur Sanders drops electrifying teaser as Colorado QB gears up for upcoming merchandise launch
WATCH: Coach Prime’s son Shedeur Sanders drops electrifying teaser as Colorado QB gears up for upcoming merchandise launch
Coach Prime's daughter Deiondra Sanders and her BF Jacquees exchange playful banter over baby's gender prediction: “He thinks it’s a boy” Coach Prime's daughter Deiondra Sanders and her BF Jacquees exchange playful banter over baby's gender prediction: “He thinks it’s a boy”
Coach Prime's daughter Deiondra Sanders and her BF Jacquees exchange playful banter over baby's gender prediction: “He thinks it’s a boy”

Deion Sanders: A Brief Biography

Deion Sanders is a former professional American football and baseball player who left an incredible mark on both sports. Known for his electrifying speed, remarkable athleticism, and charismatic personality, Sanders is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and dynamic athletes in history.


Sanders is the only player to have appeared in both a Super Bowl and a World Series game. Sanders also played in the MLB for nine seasons as an outfielder. 'Neon Deion', as he was known back in the days, won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1995 and 1996 with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys respectively. After his NFL career, Deion Sanders went on to work as an NFL analyst on the NFL Network and is currently engaged as the head football coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team.


Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders


Deion Sanders's Personal Information


Full NameDeion Luwynn Sanders Sr.
Date of BirthAugust 9, 1967
Age56
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
PositionCornerback
Past Team(s)Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens
DebutSeptember 1989
NicknameNeon Deion, Prime Time
Relationship statusSingle


Deion Sanders’s Early Life

Deion Sanders, born on August 9, 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida, showed immense athletic talent from a young age. Growing up in a football-loving family, Sanders's father coached at a local high school, fostering his passion for the sport. He attended North Fort Myers High School, where he excelled in multiple sports, including football, baseball, and track and field.


Deion Sanders continued his athletic journey at Florida State University, where he made an immediate impact on the football field. As a cornerback for the Seminoles, Sanders displayed exceptional speed, agility, and coverage skills, earning him the nickname "Prime Time." His electrifying performances put him in the national spotlight.


In his sophomore year (1986), Sanders recorded five interceptions, showcasing his ability to read and react to opposing quarterbacks. His stellar play earned him recognition as an All-American and set the stage for a remarkable college career.


Sanders continued to dominate in his junior year (1987) with seven interceptions, solidifying his reputation as one of the top defensive backs in college football. He also made an impact on special teams, returning kicks and punts with explosive speed and agility.


The pinnacle of Sanders's college football career came in his senior year (1988). He intercepted four passes, including a memorable one against rival University of Miami. Sanders's outstanding performance led to him being named a unanimous All-American and winning the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back. He also finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting, a remarkable achievement for a defensive player.


Over his three-year college career at Florida State Sanders was a third-team All-American in 1986 and a consensus All-American cornerback in 1987 and 1988. During his career, he intercepted 14 passes, including three in bowl games, and managed to return one of them 100 yards for a touchdown. In addition to 14 interceptions returned for 287 yards and three touchdowns, he concluded his career with 126 punt returns for 1,429 yards. Sanders had the second-highest number of interceptions in school history at the time of his graduation with 14 of them.


Deion Sanders's Personal Life

Sanders was born on August 9, 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born to Connie Sanders and Mims Sanders. When Sanders was two years old, his parents separated. Sanders' mother and Willie Knight, her new husband, raised him. Sanders attributes Willie Knight's influence on his life as one of the reasons he became a great athlete.


Deion Sanders has been married twice. His first marriage was to Carolyn Chambers, with whom he had two children: Deiondra and Deion Jr. Although the marriage ended in divorce, Sanders remained committed to co-parenting his children and maintaining a positive relationship with their mother.


In 1999, Sanders married Pilar Biggers, an entrepreneur and model. Together, they have three children: sons Shilo and Shedeur, and daughter Shelomi. However, the marriage faced difficulties and ended in a highly publicized and contentious divorce. Deion Sanders is a devoted father to his children and has emphasized the importance of family throughout his life. Despite the challenges of divorce and public scrutiny, Sanders has remained actively involved in his children's lives.


Beyond his athletic achievements, Deion Sanders has been actively involved in philanthropic efforts and community initiatives. He has consistently used his platform to make a positive impact on the lives of others, particularly in underserved communities.


Sanders established the Deion Sanders Foundation, which focuses on providing educational and athletic opportunities for youth. The foundation has supported programs that promote academic success, character development, and mentorship, aiming to empower young individuals to reach their full potential.


Furthermore, Sanders has been involved in various charitable endeavors, including partnering with organizations that support children's healthcare, education, and youth development. He has worked with organizations such as the Children's Miracle Network and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, leveraging his influence and resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need.


Sanders has a career as a rapper in music in addition to his sports career. Prime Time, his debut album, was released in 1994 on Capitol Records under his friend M.C. Hammer's Bust It Records label. From the Street Fighter soundtrack, which was made available in December 1994, Hammer and Sanders co-wrote and released "Straight to My Feet" in 1995. In the UK, the song peaked at number 57.


Deion Sanders’s NFL Journey

Deion Sanders was a rare athlete who competed at the highest levels of baseball and football at the same time. In the NFL he has played for teams like the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Round 1 of the 1989 NFL Draft as pick number 5.


From the moment he stepped onto the field, Sanders showcased his speed, agility, and ability to shut down opposing receivers. In his rookie season, he made an immediate impact, recording five interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Sanders continued to be a dominant force, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in 1991.


During his tenure with the Falcons, Sanders displayed remarkable versatility. In addition to his exceptional coverage skills, he became a dynamic return specialist. Sanders electrified fans with his kickoff and punt returns, often flipping the momentum of games with his explosive speed and elusive running.


In an attempt to play in the Braves League Championship Series game against the Pirates that evening and become the first athlete to play in two professional leagues on the same day, Sanders played in a Falcons game in Miami on October 11, 1992, before flying to Pittsburgh. Sanders, however, did not take part in that evening's baseball game. Sanders amassed 10 touchdowns (three defensive, three kick returns, two punt returns, and two receptions) while he was a member of the Falcons for five seasons.


In 1994, Deion Sanders signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. He immediately bolstered their defense and became an integral part of their Super Bowl-winning season. Sanders showcased his shutdown corner abilities, helping the 49ers rank first in the league in pass defense. He contributed six interceptions and also scored three touchdowns, including one on a punt return. Sanders played a pivotal role in the 49ers' playoff run, culminating in a victory in Super Bowl XXIX.


He recorded six interceptions and returned them for an NFL-best 303 yards and three touchdowns during what was perhaps his best season as a professional football player. He also averaged an astonishing 50.5 yards per return, a mark that has never been surpassed. Since Charlie McNeil in 1961, this was also the season with the most interception returns in terms of yards. He was the only player in NFL history to do this with two of his interceptions, both of which were returned for gains of at least 90 yards. Sanders was later voted the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.


Sanders joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 and quickly became a fan favorite with his flashy style and playmaking ability. During his tenure with the Cowboys, Sanders helped the team win two Super Bowl championships (in the 1995 and 1996 seasons) and was a key component of their dominant defense. He was also the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL with a contract worth $35 million. Sanders played four more seasons with Dallas, earning Pro Bowl selection in all of them. On June 2, 2000, he was released in a salary-cap move.


Sanders got a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Washington Redskins shortly after the Cowboys dropped him. After playing with the Redskins for just one year in 2000 and having an above-average statistical year, Sanders abruptly announced his retirement in July 2001.


After a brief retirement, Deion Sanders returned to the NFL in 2004 to play for the Baltimore Ravens. Despite being in the twilight of his career, Sanders remained a formidable cornerback and contributed to the Ravens' highly-ranked defense. During the 2005 season, Sanders participated in each game. In January 2006, he announced his retirement after the Ravens missed the playoffs for the second straight season.


Deion Sanders finished his NFL career with 53 interceptions, which he returned for a total of 1,331 yards. He ranks among the all-time leaders in interceptions and often showcased his playmaking ability by turning defense into offense. Sanders also left his mark as a return specialist, totaling 3,523 yards on punt and kickoff returns. He also made 22 touchdowns in his career and finished his career with 8 Pro Bowl selections.


Deion Sanders’s MLB Journey

Sanders played left and center field in 641 games for four clubs during a nine-year, part-time baseball career. The Kansas City Royals selected him in the sixth round of the 1985 draft, although he never signed a contract with them. Sanders was selected by the New York Yankees in the thirty-first round of the 1988 Major League Baseball draft, and he joined the organization on June 22. After signing, he played in 28 minor league games and batted.284.


Deion Sanders’s Family Background

Deion Sanders was born to Connie Sanders and Mims Sanders. He was, however, raised by his mother Connie after she divorced Deion Sanders’ father. She remarried to Willie Knight who was a great influence on Deion’s life.


Sanders was married to Carolyn Chambers from 1989 to 1998 and had two children with her. Sanders was married again to Pilar Biggers-Sanders from 1999 to 2015 and had three children with her. Deion Sanders is involved in his children’s lives.


One of his sons, Shilo Sanders played as a defensive back for South Carolina University and later Jackson State University. His younger son Sheudur is a quarterback who also played for Jackson State University and has also been named a Jerry Rice Award winner. Currently, both sons are playing for the Colorado Buffaloes under their father who is the head coach.


Deion Sanders’s Girlfriend

Deion Sanders was dating long-time girlfriend Tracey Edmonds until December 2023. Edmonds is a television personality and a businesswoman. Sanders and Edmonds first got to know one another at an event for a movie she was producing. Later, they discussed the idea of a reality program, which finally developed into a loving partnership. Her romantic engagement with Deion Sanders began in 2012.


As a businesswoman, television producer, and personality, Edmonds is a multitalented person who has established a name for herself. At Alrightnow.com and Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc., she serves as CEO. She co-hosted the TV program "Extra" from 2014 to 2017, and she shared an Emmy Award for the performance with Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson. The Producers Guild of America's national board of directors includes Edmonds as a member. Later, they discussed the idea of a reality program, which finally developed into a loving partnership. Her love engagement with Deion Sanders began in 2012.


As a businesswoman, television producer, and personality, Edmonds is a multitalented person who has established a name for herself. At Alrightnow.com and Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc., she serves as CEO. She co-hosted the TV program "Extra" from 2014 to 2017, and she shared an Emmy Award for the performance with Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson. The Producers Guild of America's national board of directors includes Edmonds as a member.


Deion Sanders Social Media

Deion Sanders is most active on the social media platform Instagram. He has more than 3.4 million followers on his Instagram page. He also has a Twitter handle called COACH PRIME where he has more than 1.5 million followers.


Deion Sanders Net Worth

Deion Sanders has a net worth of around $50 million. He has earned most of his net worth through NFL salaries and endorsement deals. He also earned as an MLB player and even added to his fortune while working as an NFL analyst for networks like the NFL Network and CBS.


Deion Sanders is currently the highest-paid coach in College football with a 5-year coaching contract with the Colorado Buffaloes worth $29.5 million. This contract value excludes potential bonuses and incentives which will further raise the money earned by Sanders.


Net Worth in 2023$50 million
Net Worth in 2022$46 million
Net Worth in 2021$42 million
Net Worth in 2020$38 million
Net Worth in 2019$34 million
Net Worth in 2018$31 million


Deion Sanders as a Brand Ambassador

Deion Sanders was a brand ambassador for Nike. The first-ever deal that Sanders struck was with Nike, coming in at around $250,000 a year. However, just six months later, Nike improved the deal to a seven-digit figure. Apart from Nike, Sanders has also worked with the likes of Pizza Hut, GMC, Van Heusen, and American Express.


Deion Sanders’s Career Stats

YearTeamGamesTackles FumblesPunt returnsKickoff returns
GPGSCombSoloAstIntYdsTDFFFRRetYdsTDRetYds
1989ATL15103955202128307135725
1990ATL161650315320229250139851
1991ATL151549611912121170026576
1992ATL131266310502213410401,067
1993ATL11103479101022107169
1994SF1412363426303301
1995DAL992625123401540115
1996DAL16153331223013140
1997DAL1312333032811334071118
1998DAL1111252235153101243752116
1999DAL14144240232010303441487
2000WAS1615413834910122518501−1
2004BAL9287138715410
2005BAL164302732570
Career18815751225420531,331910132122,19961553,523


Deion Sanders’s Achievements

Deion Sanders has achieved a lot in his career, here is a list of his accolades:


As a player


  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXIX, XXX)

  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994)

  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1992–1994, 1996–1998)

  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1999)

  • 8× Pro Bowl (1991–1994, 1996–1999)

  • NFL kickoff return yards leader (1992)

  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1989)

  • Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor

  • Jim Thorpe Award (1988)

  • 2× Unanimous All-American (1987, 1988)

  • Florida State Seminoles Jersey No. 2 honored


As a coach


  • 2× SWAC champion (2021, 2022)

  • 2× SWAC East Division champion (2021, 2022)

  • 2× SWAC Coach of the Year (2021, 2022)

  • Eddie Robinson Award (2021)


Deion Sanders Contract

Deion Sanders signed a rookie contract with the Falcons when he signed in 1989. He signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers after spending five seasons with the Falcons. When Sanders joined the Dallas Cowboys, he inked one of the most lucrative contracts he ever signed in the NFL. He initially agreed to a 7-year, $34 million contract in 1995, which was then changed to a 5-year, $51 million agreement.


Deion Sanders was released by the Cowboys in 2000 to clear salary cap space. From 2000 to 2004, Sanders was a member of the Washington Redskins before signing with the Baltimore Ravens. Sanders earned almost $45 million in NFL pay and bonuses throughout his 14-year NFL career.


Sanders earned around $13 million from baseball salaries and bonuses. Deion Sanders is currently the highest-paid coach in College football with a 5-year coaching contract with the Colorado Buffaloes worth $29.5 million.


Deion Sanders Cars

Deion Sanders is quite a car enthusiast and has a great collection to show for it. The list of his cars includes a 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, a 2021 Cadillac Escalade, a 2016 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Lariat Diesel Crew Cab, a 2016 Ford F-350 SuperDuty King Ranch Crew Cab, a 2017 GMC Savana 2500 Explorer Conversion, a 2017 Custom Smart Fortwo and a Custom F-650 Super Truck



Deion Sanders car
Deion Sanders on his Ford F-350 SuperDuty King Ranch Crew Cab - Image Source: Deion Sanders’ Twitter


Deion Sanders House


Deion Sanders House
Deion Sanders Home, Image Source: Realtor.com


Deion Sanders currently resides in Colorado in a lavish house in Rocky Mountain. The mansion, which is 6,457 square feet in size, is located in a Boulder County gated enclave. The gated neighborhood, which is built around a 40-acre private lake where locals can go sailing or fishing, was created with outdoor pleasure in mind. Sanders' four-bedroom estate is situated on about 2.5 acres close to Boulder, Colorado. A total of 50 fruit trees, including apple, cherry, pear, and fig trees, may be found on the property.


Dark wood floors and an exposed-beam ceiling give the large living room and dining area a warm, inviting elegance.


The spacious main suite has a fireplace, a wall of windows, an exposed stone wall, and a private patio with stunning views of Longs Peak. There are two vanities and a soaking tub in a huge bathroom. A modern media room is located on the bottom level. Savant whole-house automation and geothermal heating and cooling are two additional luxuries. The residence has expansive windows that let in a lot of natural light.




FAQs

A. Deion Sanders is currently single. He was in a long-term relationship with Tracey Edmonds, a businesswoman and television personality. 

A. Deion Sanders is 6 feet and 1 inch tall (1.88 meters).

A. Deion Sanders won two Super Bowls during his career. He won his first with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX (1994 season) and his second with the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX (1995 season).

A. Deion Sanders is the current head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes football team (University of Colorado).