JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking.
Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field.
“I have a commitment to excellence in each and everything I do,” the Hall of Fame cornerback said during his introduction as the Tigers’ 21st head coach, a number also significant because of his jersey number and Monday’s date.
Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (born August 9, 1967), nicknamed “Prime Time”, is an American athlete, sports analyst and coach who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. He is the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas and will assume duties as head coach at Jackson State University before their spring 2021 season. During his American football career, he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He also had a part-time career as a baseball outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), where he played professionally for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. Sanders won two Super Bowl titles and made one World Series appearance in 1992, making him the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.
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