Deion Luwynn Sanders was born August 9th, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida. Sanders is considered one of the greatest and most versatile athletes in American history and his flashy, center-of-attention persona earned him the nickname “Prime Time”. He is a former National Football League cornerback and Major League Baseball outfielder. In April of 2006 he became a partial owner of the Austin Wranglers, an Arena Football League team based in Austin, TX. Sanders also works for the NFL Network, appearing on the Sunday night highlights show NFL GameDay. He played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League, and played for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball. In football, he is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, cover cornerbacks of all time. Sanders ability to dominate two sports is unparalleled. He is the only man in professional sports history to play in both a World Series (1992) and in the Super Bowl (1994, 1995).
Sanders was raised by a single mother in a poor section of Fort Myers, Florida, where drugs and violence were everywhere. Sanders immersed himself in athletics, and by the age of eight, he was already scoring touchdowns for the Pop Warner Youth League Team. In high school, he played football, basketball, and baseball - with basketball being his favorite. Read More