Deion Sanders Biography

January 31, 2019
First published on:December 19, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Deion Sanders

Birth Name Deion Lin Sanders Sr
Famous Name Deion Sanders
Father Mims Sanders
Mother Connie Knight
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Place Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
Religion Christianity
Currently Working For CBS Sports and NFL Network
Salary $65,000
Net Worth $41 million
Weight in KG 88
Currently Married No
Married to Carolyn Chambers; Pilar Sanders
Children Deion Sanders Jr., Deiondra, Shelomi, Shilo, Shedeur
Divorce 1999-2013; 1989-1998
Profession Sports Analyst
Current City Texas
Awards 1988 Jim Thorpe Award; 1992 Super Bowl winner
Past married if any Carolyn Chambers(1989-1998); Pilar Sanders (1999-2013)
School attended North Fort Myers High School
University attended Florida State University
Horoscope Leo
Birth Date August 9, 1967
Siblings Tracy Knight
House Location Dallas, Texas
Cars Lamborgini
No. of Twitter Followers 1.04 million
No. of Instagram Followers 766k
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight 88 kg (195 lbs)

Deion Lin Sanders Sr. better known as Deion Sanders and nicknamed "Prime Time and Neon Deion", is an American athlete who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. Considered one of the most popular athletes in the world, Sanders currently works as a sports analyst for CBS Sports and NFL Network. He made a successful career in both Major League Baseball (MLB) and football. Sanders is the founder and head coach of the Prime Prep Academy Charter School.

 

As of 2019, Sanders reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $41 million. Further, as a sports analyst, he reportedly earns around $65,000, as his yearly salary from the NFL Network and CBS Sports.

During 1989-2013,  he married two women and has five children from both marriages. He has been in a relationship with a beautiful businesswoman and television personality Tracey Edmonds since 2012.

Deion Sanders Net Worth, Career earnings, and Salary

The Retired American football player has an estimated net worth of $41 million. As of 2019, Sanders receives an annual salary of $65,000 from his successful reporting career with CBS Sports and NFL Network

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In February 2011, Deion listed two of his Dallas luxurious homes for sale which was listed for $7.5 million and $21 million, respectively. 

He currently, lives in Cedar Hill, Texas, along with his partner Tracey, in a beautiful 600-square lakeside home there.

CAPTION: Deion Sanders 600 sq foot house in Cedar Hill, Texas SOURCE: tanikadonnell.com

The house is well equipped with multiple bathrooms with double vanity, a fireplace, a movie theatre, and a yoga studio.

Sander's former luxurious mansion called "Chateau Montclair", is the most luxurious house in Texas. Sadly, the mansion is listed for sale for $18 million.

CAPTION: Deion Sanders former Mansion In Prosper, Texas SOURCE: AOL.com

Regarding his car collections, it is found that he had a Pontiac Firebird and a Chrysler Lebaron in college, a  Mercedes Benz, an NSX, Lincoln, Vette & Cadillac, and a Lamborghini Urus SUV. Altogether, his personal car collection is worth $5 million.

Sanders is also presented as a devout Christian speaker with a fee range of $30,000-$50,000. Sanders is considered one of the most versatile athletes in sporting history as he played two sports at multiple positions. 

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During his career, Deion appeared in many commercials for dozens of major brands like Nike, Pizza Hut, American Express, and Pizza Hut. It can be said that Sanders was one of the richest and famous athletes of his time.

Deion Sanders Personal Life

Regarding Personal life of Deion Sanders, he is 51 years as of 2018. Further, his star sign is Leo. As of 2018, he has been divorced twice and has five children from both marriages.

His first marriage with Carolyn Chambers lasted for 9 years from 1988-1998, with whom he has two children; Deion Sanders Jr. (Son) and Deiondra Sanders (Daughter).

CAPTION: Deion Sanders with his first wife Carolyn Chambers SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

Shortly after his separation from Chambers, Sanders married Pilar Sanders in 1999. His second marriage lasted for 14 years and with Pilar, he has two sons;  Shilo Sanders and Shedeur Sanders, along with a daughter Shelomi Sanders.

CAPTION: Sanders Family SOURCE: straightfromthea.com

On September 22, 2011, he served Pilar Sanders with divorce papers. In 2013, he was granted the primary custody of all three kids. He has been in a relationship with Tracey Edmonds since 2012. The couple currently lives in a 600 square foot house in Texas.

Controversy

During the divorce battle, Pilar made several accusations against Sanders regarding domestic violence and physical abuse. In 2017, the case went against him and it costs him to sell his luxurious mansion located in Texas.

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In 2012, he was fired as the head coach of Prime Prep Academy after a school staff accused Sanders of assaulting the staff.

Deion Sanders Early Life and Educational History

Deion Lin Sanders Sr. was born on August 9, 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida, of United States to parents Mims Sanders and Connie Knight. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnic group. Further, Sanders grew up with his younger sister Tracy Knight.

Sanders attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers, Florida, where he was a Letterman and All-State honoree in football, basketball, and baseball. In 1985, he was referred to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team.

CAPTION: Deion Sanders classic pics during 1989 SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

After graduating from high school, Sanders attended Florida State University, where he played both baseball and football. In 1988, he won the Jim Thorpe Award for his excellent defensive style in University's bowl game.

While playing baseball under the supervision of head coach Mike Martin at Florida State, Sanders hit .331 in 1986; he was known more for base stealing, compiling 27 stolen bases in 1987.

Deion Sanders Professional Career

In 1989, Sanders began his professional career in both baseball and football.

Professional Baseball Career

Deion Sanders's professional baseball career began when he was first drafted by the New York Yankees in the 30th round of the 1988 MLB Draft. Later, he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the fifth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft.

He played for four baseball teams; New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, and back again to the Cincinnati Reds.

CAPTION: 1993 Deion Sanders SOURCE: Beckett Marketplace

After the 1997 season, he left baseball for three years and returned to play baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 2001. As he had been playing both baseball and football simultaneously, he had to quit any one sport in order to focus on the other. He retired from baseball that year.

Professional Football Career

The same year he began his professional baseball career, he simultaneously joined the Atlanta Falcons in the 1989 NFL Draft

During 1993-1994, he signed to play football for one season with the San Francisco 49ers, which proved to be his best season, and he recorded 6 interceptions, 303 yards, and 3 touchdowns. For his performance, Sanders was awarded the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

CAPTION: Deion Sanders playing Football SOURCE: LA Now

In 1995, Sanders signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys football club for a whopping $35 million for seven years. During his NFL career, he played for the professional teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and finally for the Baltimore Ravens before retiring.

After playing for two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, he retired in 2006 and became an analyst for the NFL Network. Following the conclusion of his successful athletic career, Sanders currently works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.

Broadcasting Career

After retiring from the NFL in 2004, Sanders worked as a pre-game commentator for CBS show "The NFL Today" for a short time. 

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Sanders frequently made guest appearances on ESPN, and briefly hosted a show called The New American Sportsman. Sanders currently works as a sports analyst on NFL Network, and on a number of the network's shows. Sanders has a segment called "Let's Go Primetime" on NFL Network.

 

Deion Sanders Facts 

Some of the facts of Deion Sanders are:

  • Age: 51 years as of 2018
  • Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
  • Star Sign: Leo
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
  • Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
  • Net worth: $41 million
  • Salary: $65,000 as a sports analyst
  • Nickname: Primetime
  • He appeared with his family on the NBC show Celebrity Family Feud on June 24, 2008 
  • Sanders published his autobiography, Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life in 1998
  • He released a rap album called “Prime Time”
  • Sanders is the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series


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