Deion Sanders is a retired football and baseball player and currently a sports analyst.
Deion Sanders Bio
Sanders was born on August 9, 1967, in Fort Meyers, California. While at North Fort Meyers high school, Sanders aka Prime Time was a letterman in a number of sports including football, baseball, and basketball. He continued through Florida State University adding track to the list. He was recognized twice as an All-American in football.
Deion’s professional career in baseball began in 1989 and spun 9 years. He signed with the New York Yankees after they selected him in the Major League Baseball Draft in 1988. He also played for teams like the Atlanta Braves, the San Francisco Giants, the New York Yankees, and the Cincinnati Reds. He participated in the 1992 World Series with the Braves.
During the 1989 season, he became the only player to hit a home run in the MLS and score a touchdown in the NFL the same week. Sanders is the only player who has participated in both the Super Bowl and World Series.
Deion was versatile by many standards, he played various positions including cornerback, kick returner, punt returner, and wide receiver and also for various teams including San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Baltimore Ravens. He won the Super bowl with the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Between 1991 and 1999, he was selected to 8 Pro Bowls. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.
Deion Sanders Earnings
Here is a breakdown of how much Deion made from his various teams throughout his 14-year footballing career;
Atlanta Falcons (1989 – 1993, 5 seasons): $880,000 per season
This was the beginning of Sanders’ professional NFL career as well as his professional baseball career
San Francisco 49ers (1994, one season): $1.25 million
This was Sanders’ best season in his career. He led the team to their 5th Super Bowl title, which also made them the first team to ever do so.
Dallas Cowboys (1995-1999, 5 seasons): $7 million per season
He signed to the Dallas in a 7-year contract for $35 million. He helped the team win their third Super Bowl title in 4 years.
Washington Redskins (2000, one season): $3.2 million
He played one season with the Redskins before retiring the next year in 2001.
Baltimore Ravens (2004 – one season): $1.8 million per season
After three years of staying retired, Sanders returned to the NFL and signed a one-year contract deal with the Ravens. He played for two seasons before retiring in 2006.
During his athletic career, Deion had endorsement deals with companies such as Pizza Hut, Century 21, American Express, VISA, Sega, Nike, and Monitronics, a security company. He also released an album titled the Prime Time (1994) and The Encore Remix (2005), wrote a book titled “Power, Money, and Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life.”
He has a net worth of $40 million.
After his second and final retirement in 2006, Deion began working as an analyst for NFL Network and CBS Sports. Sanders was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He was an alumni captain for Team Sanders in Pro Bowl 2014. He has also gained fame with the pop culture appearing in a number of reality TV shows and hosting many award events including the Miss USA Pageant in 2002.
Prime Time has coached and mentored NFL players who have turned out to become world-class, one of such is Devin Hester. He is the owner of Arena Football team Austin Wranglers. His show “Deion Family Playbook” began airing in 2014. He has 6 children from two failed marriages.
Deion Sanders House
In 1999, a 29,000 square foot mansion was custom built by the football star as his marital home with Pilar Biggers.
The house which was located at 1400 Copper Point Drive, off Preston Road in Prosper, North Texas, was a sight to behold. It featured 10 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, a full indoor basketball court with a scoreboard and sound system, a football field and tennis court, three pools – two indoor, one outdoor and a 12-acre lake.
It also had a gym, barber shop, arcade, bowling alley, a guest house, a theater with a stage and a sauna. Inside the house was also an awards gallery, a commercial-standard kitchen, a locker room, yoga studio and a two-story foyer.
The master closet which measures a whopping 3,000 square feet had a sunken sauna tub in the master bath and a turn-table floor in the foyer to the master bedroom.
Outside the house lies an 8-acre lake with central fountain and private dock, backyard and gardens styles like a resort and cabana which features an outdoor kitchen.
Also, a part of the mansion was a 14-bay garage, with two bays sized to accommodate a boat or RV. In 2014 however, this palatial mansion was put up for sale.
Deion Sanders Wife and Kids
Deion Sanders first got married in 1989 to Carolyn Chambers. Their relationship later turned sour with Chambers alleging that the football player cheated on her. This resulted to their divorce in 1998.
In 1999, Deion got married again to Pilar Biggers but unfortunately, the marriage also ended on a bitter note. The former NFL player filed for divorce and after a string of contentious court hearings, their divorce was finalized in September 2013.
His two marriages produced five children – two from his first wife (Deion Jr. and Deiondra) and three from his second marriage (Shilo, Shelomi Golenzer, and Shedeur).
Deion is currently dating businesswoman Tracey Edmonds whom according to him, is the best woman he has ever met.