Deion Sanders

Retired professional football and baseball player.

Deion Sanders, one of the most versatile professional athletes of the modern era, is a retired football and baseball star. He was drafted by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in 1989, and he also signed on to play baseball with MLB’s New York Yankees. He became the only athlete ever to hit a home run and score a touchdown across the two major leagues in the same seven-day period. He is also the only athlete to ever compete in the World Series and a Super Bowl. After retiring from professional sports, Sanders—known by his nickname “Prime Time”—became a television analyst before making his mark as a football coach. He currently is the head coach of the University of Colorado’s football program.