June 17, 2014 - by

Deion Sanders Bio

  Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders

Hall of Fame Class:
1994 (Football)

Widely considered one of the finest athletes in professional sports history, Deion Sanders proved from the start at Florida State he would be something special. As a freshman, “Prime Time” started at cornerback, played outfield on the baseball team which finished fifth in the nation, and led the track team to its tenth conference championship. A two-time consensus All-American in football, Sanders was the 1988 Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s finest defensive back. His 14 career interceptions ranked among the top two in school history and he was the top punt returner at FSU. He was drafted as by both the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Yankees and played both sports earning All-Pro honors with the Falcons, 49ers and Cowboys and becoming a superstar in centerfield for the Braves, Reds and Giants.

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