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Deion Sanders is one of many good options to consider in fantasy football leagues.

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Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is an American athlete, sports analyst, and football coach. He is often considered to be one of the most talented NFL players of all time. He is currently the head football coach at Jackson State University. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Following his successful season with the 49ers, Sanders, along with his agent Eugene Parker, courted numerous teams in need of a cornerback. The several teams in the "Deion Sweepstakes", as it was called by the media, were the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, who had lost their starting cornerback Kevin Smith to injury for the rest of the season. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

While continuing his work as an NFL analyst, Deion became the head coach for the Prime Prep Academy, which he co-founded. He stayed as the head coach for 2012 and 2013. In 2015, he was hired as the head coach for Triple A Academy, where he coached for two seasons. In 2017, Deion became the offensive coordinator for Trinity Christian High School, which gave him the opportunity to coach his sons Shilo and Shedeur. He stayed there until 2020. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Sanders did not attend classes or take final exams during the fall semester of his senior year at Florida State, yet played in the Sugar Bowl against Auburn. This caused the Florida State Legislature to create the 'Deion Sanders rule', whereby a football athlete at any state university could not play in a bowl game if he failed to successfully complete the previous semester. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 1995, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys for a minimum yearly base salary and a nearly $13 million signing bonus in an attempt to circumvent the NFL's salary cap. This caused the NFL to institute its own 'Deion Sanders rule' whereby a prorated portion of a player's signing bonus counted against the salary cap. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

His "Prime Time" nickname was given to him by a friend and high-school teammate, Florida Gators defensive back Richard Fain. The two played pickup basketball games together during the prime time television hour, and Sanders' athletic display during those games earned him the nickname. His other nicknames are "Lil Nicky" (for comparing himself with NCAA coaching great Nick Saban) and "Neon Deion". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

After retiring from the NFL in 2004, Sanders worked as a pre-game commentator for CBS' The NFL Today until 2004, when contract negotiations failed. Sanders turned down a 30% salary increase demanding to be paid $2.5 million, the highest of any NFL TV analyst. He was replaced by Shannon Sharpe. During Sanders' run, he participated in several sketches. The first was "Primetime and 21st", a mock street corner where Sanders (not yet a regular panelist) would give his opinions. Another was his "Sanders Claus" persona, one of numerous sketches that involved young kids in football jerseys, representing NFL players, receiving a sarcastic gift from Sanders. Deion actually debuted as "Sanders Claus" in a set of Nike commercials. Sanders still takes presents at Christmas time to local children's hospitals in his area dressed as "Sanders Claus". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

en.wikipedia.org)^ Forum Clip: "Carlton Fisk on Deion Sanders" Archived August 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. The Forum Channel. February 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2011. (Source:

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders opened up about his recent hospitalization in a YouTube video titled "Lord I Thank Ya..." (Source: bleacherreport.com)

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: What happened to Deion Sanders? Update on his health and injuries (Source: news.yahoo.com)

Call him “Primetime.” Call him “Neon Deion.” We just call him one of the most exciting football players ever. Deion Sanders was so dynamic on the football field that one sport wasn’t enough for him. (Source: www.yardbarker.com Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders made his coaching debut with Jackson State on Sunday, leading the Tigers to a blowout 53-0 win over NAIA program Edward Waters College. (Source:www.yardbarker.com))

Deion Sanders has received his wish. After pushing for a head coaching job earlier this year, the Hall of Famer has been hired by Jackson State. (Source: www.yardbarker.com)

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"Never believe rumors, especially when I’ve been in the hospital dern-near a month," Sanders said. View the original article to see embedded media. Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders addressed rumors connecting him to the TCU coaching job on Monday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference's weekly head coaches' Zoom call. (Source: www.yardbarker.com)

Former Atlanta Falcon great now Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders made an early exit at the SWAC Media Day event in Birmingham, Ala. Sanders took offense to a reporter referring to him by 'Deion' as he viewed it as a sign of disrespect. (Source: www.yardbarker.com)

 

 

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