Deion Sanders Celebrates 44th Birthday
The Frog Days of Summer are by no means over, but football is on the way!If you’re a football or baseball fan, you know the name. Deion Sanders is the only pro player to play in a an NFL Super Bowl and Major League Baseball World Series. Deion Sanders is 44 years old today.
According to Wikiepdia:
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 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.
On September 2, 2005, in response to the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina, Sanders challenged all professional athletes in the four major sports to donate $1,000 each to relief efforts, hoping to raise between $1.5 and $3 million total. Sanders said “Through unity, we can touch thousands….I have friends and relatives that feel this pain. Help in any way you can.”