Aug. 9th, 1967
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Deion Sanders' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Deion Luwynn Sanders born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is a former National Football League cornerback and Major League Baseball outfielder who currently works as an NFL Network analyst. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011.
Sanders is considered one of the most versatile athletes in sporting history because he played two sports at multiple positions. In the NFL, he played primarily at cornerback, but also occasionally as a running back, wide receiver, kick returner, and punt returner. He played for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens, winning the Super Bowl with both the 49ers and the Cowboys. In baseball, he played for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. He attended Florida State University, where he excelled at both football and baseball.
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 with the San Fransisco 49ers.
- Played baseball with the New York Yankees 1989-90, Atlanta Braves 1991-94, Cincinnati Reds 1994-95, 1998, 2001, and San Fransisco Giants 1995.
- Only man to play in an NFL football game and in a Major League Baseball game on the same day.
- Only man to play in both a World Series and Super Bowl
- Played Cornerback with the Atlanta Falcons 1989-93, San Fransisco 49ers 1994, Dallas Cowboys 1995-99, Washington Redskins 2000, and Baltimore Ravens 2004-05.
- First man to hit a Major League home run, and score an NFL touchdown in the same week. He first accomplished this feat as a rookie in 1989, with the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Falcons.
- Attended North Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Only man to score touchdowns on an Interception, Reception, Rush, Punt Return, Kickoff Return and Fumble.