Deion Sanders is a legendary American Football player and Baseball player who has successfully marked his name in two big sports history.
Well, if you are a fan of watching either of the sport then, Deion might not be a new name for you. This legend has contributed a lot to these sports and also achieved several honors and awards.
Throughout his career, he has won twice the Super Bowl and made eight appearances in Pro Bowl.
Well, without further ado, let us being the biography of Deion Sanders starting off with his quick facts.
Quick Facts: Deion Sanders
|Celebrated Name||Deion Sanders|
|Age||53 years old|
|Nick Name||Neon Deion, Prime Time|
|Birth Name||Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr.|
|Date of Birth||August 09, 1967|
|Profession||Football Player, Baseball Player (Retired)|
|Place of Birth||Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America|
|Marital Status||Married and Divorced|
|Children||Deion Sanders Jr.|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch, i.e., 1.85m|
|Weight||90kg, i.e., 198 pounds|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Deion Sanders Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Education||Florida State University|
|Social Media of Sanders||Twitter and Instagram|
Early Life and Family of Deion Sanders
Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. aka, Deion Sanders was born on August 9, 1967, in a lovely location of Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America.
Sanders belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group and holds the nationality of the United States. Deion was born to Mims Sanders (Father) and Connie Knight (Mother).
He grew up along with his younger sister, Tracy Knight, and his loving parents. Deion had an easy and comfortable early life as he had a chance to gain a quality education.
Talking about his education, Sanders attended North Fort Myers High School who played football, basketball, and baseball at an early age.
In 1985, Sanders was selected in the top 33 players in the 100-year history playing high school football from Florida High School Association All-Century Team.
During his high school, he was even selected by the Kansas City Royals for the 1985 Major League Baseball draft but Sanders did not sign with the Royals.
College Career of Deion Sanders
Completing his high school, Sanders joined Florida State University where he played football, baseball, and track.
He was more of an athletic person than a study person. Sanders usually spends more time on the field than in his classroom.
During his freshman year, Deion made a big difference to the University finishing the season at fifth position in the nation and helping the track to a conference championship.
Sanders was well coached by Bobby Bowden and became a two-time consensus All-American cornerback in 1987 and 1988.
Similarly, in 1988, Deion won the Jim Thorpe Award and was also a standout punt returner for Florida State. Also, Sanders and his team won against Auburn in the 1989 Sugar Bowl.
This talented player finished his college career with 126 punt returns for 1,429 years. Sanders was the best player coached by Bowden who also mentioned him as his “measuring stick for athletic ability”.
How old is Deion Sanders? Age and Body Measurements
Legendary football player, Deion Sanders is currently living in the early ’50s, i.e., 53 years of age currently as a single.
Sanders celebrates his annual birthday on the 9th of August and falls under the zodiac sign of Leo which represents his personality as kind, charming, open-minded, and a person with a good sense of humor.
Talking about his body appearance, Sander has an impressive body height of 6 feet and 1 inch i.e., 185cm. Similarly, he weighs around 90kg, i.e., 198 pounds.
Deion is blessed with a pair of black eyes and black hair to suit his ethnicity as Afro-American.
Career Awards and Achievements
- Two times Super Bowl Champion (XXIX, XXX)
- Six times First-team All-Pro (1992-1994 and 1996-1998)
- First-team All-Pro in 1992 as Kick returner
- First-team All-Pro in 1998 as Punt returner
- Eight times Pro Bowl (1991-1994 and 1996-1999)
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994
- NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
- Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor
- Jim Thorpe Award in 1988
- Two times Unanimous All-American
Personal Life of Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders is currently living a single life after getting divorced from his ex-wife, Ekaterina Akinfeeva.
Well, he is married twice and divorced twice. Deion was initially married to his high school girlfriend, Carolyn Chambers, in 1988.
Sadly, the high school sweethearts got separated in 1998 after getting together for nine years. Well, from his first marriage, he became the father of two children, Deion Sanders Jr., and Deiondra Sanders.
However, he again married for the second time Ekaterina Akinfeeva in 1999 and became the father of three children, Shilo Sanders, Shedeur Sanders, and Shelomi Sanders.
Again after getting divorced from Ekaterina on September 22, 2011, Deion became a sole parent to his three kids.
How much does Deion Sanders Earn? Net Worth
This legendary 53-year-old American athlete surely has made an impressive net worth after having a great career as an NFL player and baseball player.
Playing at the professional level since the age of 16 and winning several individual and team awards, Deion Sanders has a total estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2021.
During his 14-years of career, Sanders was able to become the owner of $33.5 million. Similarly, in his 9-year baseball career, Deion made around $13.2 million with his salary.
Well, today this 53-year-old Sander is living a luxurious lifestyle spending his millions.
Social Media Presence
Famous American Football player and retired baseball player, Deion Sanders is an active social media user as he is available on Instagram and Twitter platforms.
Sanders is most often active on his Instagram account where he is followed by 1.7 Million and has over 6.6K posts. Likewise, Sanders is also equally active on his Twitter account with over 1.2 Million followers and over 67.3K Tweets.
Instagram: 1.7 Million Followers
Twitter: 1.2 Million Followers
FAQ (People Also Ask)
How Much is Deion Sanders Net Worth in 2021?
As of July 2021, Deion Sanders Net Worth estimated is $40 million
How much money does Deion Sanders make a year?
In addition to his $300,000 annual salary, Sanders will also be receiving incentives based on his team’s performance.