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Encyclopedia > Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders
Position(s):
Cornerback
Jersey #(s):
21, 37
Born: August 9, 1967 (1967-08-09) (age 40)
Flag of Florida Fort Myers, Florida
Career Information
Year(s): 1989-2005
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
College: Florida State
Professional Teams
Career Stats
INT     53
PR yards     1,046
KR yards     3,080
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

Deion Luwynn Sanders aka "Neon Deion" aka "Primetime", born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... For corner back, the Gaelic football and hurling position, see Gaelic football and Hurling positions . ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... 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City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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In the National Football League, he played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, winning the Super Bowl with the 49ers and Cowboys. In Major League Baseball, he played for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. His college career was at Florida State University, where he excelled in both football and baseball. He won the Heisman Trophy three times - the only person every to do so. NFL redirects here. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Heisman redirects here. ...


In April of 2006 he became a partial owner of the Austin Wranglers, an Arena Football League team based in Austin, TX[1]. Sanders also works for the NFL Network, appearing on the Sunday night highlights show NFL GameDay. Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2004 Home arena Frank Erwin Center City, State Austin, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2006 Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Austin Wranglers are an American football team from Austin, Texas in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Skyline from Town Lake Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, within the United States of America. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ...


Sanders, also known as Neon Deion and Prime Time, is considered one of the greatest and most versatile athletes in recent American sports history. In football, he is considered to be one of the best cover cornerbacks of all time. He was also a 7 time All-Pro selection.

Contents

Biography

High School Years


Sanders attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers, Florida, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an All-State honoree in all three sports. North Fort Myers High School (commonly called North or North High) is an American 9-12 high school located in North Fort Myers, Florida. ...


College Career


Sanders was a star in three sports for the Florida State Seminoles, participating in football, baseball, and track. Beginning his freshman year, he started in the Seminoles' secondary, played outfield for the baseball team that finished fifth in the nation, and helped lead the track and field team to a conference championship. It was clear Sanders was an exceptional athlete on a national level. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


At Florida State, under head coach Bobby Bowden, Sanders was a two time consensus All-American cornerback in 1987 and 1988, and a third team All-American in 1986, intercepting 14 passes in his career, including three in bowl games, and managed to return one interception 100 yards for a touchdown. He won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988 and is widely considered to be one of the best cornerbacks to ever play college football. He was also a punt returner for Florida State, leading the nation in 1988 with his punt return average, and breaking the school's record for career punt return yards. His jersey at Florida State, #2, was retired in 1995. Sanders helped seal the 1988 Sugar Bowl for the Seminoles by picking off an Auburn pass in the last seconds. Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head college football coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. ... For corner back, the Gaelic football and hurling position, see Gaelic football and Hurling positions . ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Auburn Tigers is the name given to Auburn University athletic teams. ...


While playing baseball under head coach Mike Martin, at Florida State, Sanders hit .331 in 1986; he was known more for base stealing, swiping 27 bags in 1987. Sanders would go on to be drafted while in college by the New York Yankees (He also was selected by the Kansas City Royals out of North Fort Myers High School, though he did not sign.) Mike Martin, Sr. ... North Fort Myers High School (commonly called North or North High) is an American 9-12 high school located in North Fort Myers, Florida. ...


On one occasion, Sanders played the first game of a baseball double-header, ran a leg of a 4X100 relay, then returned to play another baseball game.


Family

  • Sanders has been married twice - to Carolyn Chambers, with whom he has two children (Deiondra and Deion Jr.), and Pilar Biggers (Shilo,Shedeur and Shelomi).
  • Sanders is left-handed.

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MLB career

Deion Sanders
Outfielder
Born: August 9, 1967 (1967-08-09) (age 40)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 31, 1989
for the New York Yankees
Final game
June 14, 2001
for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
AVG     .263
Hits     558
SB     186
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led NL in triples in 1992 with 14

Deion Sanders played a nine-year, part-time baseball career, playing 641 games with 4 teams. During his most productive year, 1992, he hit .304 for the Braves, and stole 26 bases in 97 games. During the 1989 season, he hit a home run and scored a touchdown in the NFL in the same week, the first player to do so. Sanders is the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and World Series. Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Igor Korobchinsky, USSR Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Boginskaya, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team competition champion: USSR Best Year Performance  Dave Johnson  – 8549 points January 29 — Osaka Marathon, Japan Womens Winner: Lorraine Moller (NZL... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... // February 20 — In Boston, Massachusetts, Irelands 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocked 3min. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... // February 20 — In Boston, Massachusetts, Irelands 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocked 3min. ... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


In four games of the 1992 World Series, Sanders batted .533 with 4 runs, 8 hits, 2 doubles, and 1 RBI while playing with a broken bone in his foot. Despite Sanders' great performance, he and his Braves ultimately lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games. Dates October 17, 1992–October 24, 1992 MVP Pat Borders (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford (NL), Mike Reilly (AL), Joe West (NL), John Shulock (AL), Bob Davidson (NL), Dan Morrison (AL) The 1992 World Series was the first... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ...


NFL Career

Atlanta Falcons

Deion Sanders's professional football career started the same year as his baseball career, 1989. He was the fifth pick overall in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he played until 1993. On Sanders' first career kick return, he returned it for a touchdown. During his time there, he intercepted 24 passes (including a career high 7 in 1993), three of which he returned for touchdowns. In 1992, he also led the league in kickoff return yards (1,067), yards per return (26.7) and return touchdowns (2). Over his five years with the Falcons, Sanders found his way to the endzone ten times (3 defensive, 3 kick returns, 2 punt returns & 2 receptions). During his stay in Atlanta, Sanders claimed that the Georgia Dome was his own house.[1] The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Round 1 Category: ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ...


San Francisco 49ers

After five seasons of feeling like the only bright star in Atlanta and yearning for a Super Bowl championship, Deion signed on to play one season with the San Francisco 49ers, where he had arguably his best season as a professional football player, recording 6 interceptions and returning them for an NFL best 303 yards and 3 touchdowns. One of the interceptions returned for a touchdown came against his former team in the Georgia Dome. After getting into a scuffle with his former friend Andre Rison, Sanders intercepted a pass from quarterback Jeff George and proceeded to return it for a score while mockingly staring down at the entire Falcons sideline before high-stepping into the end zone. Sanders was voted the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and recorded an interception in the 49ers 49-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. After the season, Jerry Rice and Sanders publicly feuded - Rice fumed at the idea that the media felt Sanders was the missing link to the 49ers Super Bowl run and that it was not giving credit to the other 52 men in the locker room. This ultimately resulted in Sanders feeling unappreciated by the 49ers organization and he opted to leave the team. Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football Leagues Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts. ... Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


Dallas Cowboys

After his public dispute with Jerry Rice and not feeling valued with 49ers, Deion with his agent Eugene Parker, proceeded to court numerous teams in need of an All-Pro cornerback. Several teams in the "Deion sweepstakes," as it was coined by the media that year, were the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and the Dallas Cowboys who ironically lost their starting cornerback Kevin Smith to injury for the rest of the season. On September 9, 1995, Deion Sanders signed a lucrative contract with the Dallas Cowboys (7 years, $35 million with a $12.99 million signing bonus), essentially making him at the time, the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. Sanders later stated in his book that the Oakland Raiders offered him more money than any other team, but he chose Dallas because of his friendship with Cowboys' wide receiver Michael Irvin, a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls, and more time on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver. Arthroscopic surgery kept him sidelined until his debut in Week 9 once again against the Atlanta Falcons, only this time, Sanders debut with his new team was not as dramatic as it was the 49ers. He later went on to help the Cowboys win their third Super Bowl title in four years with a win in Super Bowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he returned a punt for 11 yards and caught a 47-yard reception on offense, setting up Dallas' first touchdown of the game and a 27-17 victory. He is the only player in NFL history to catch a pass and make an interception in the Super Bowl. At the trophy presentation, Sanders stated, "I didn't even get to hold the trophy last year" in regards to his previous employer in San Francisco. Sanders proceeded to play 4 more seasons with Dallas earning Pro Bowl berths in all of them, although the Cowboys only won one playoff game (1996 against the Minnesota Vikings) in that time. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... For corner back, the Gaelic football and hurling position, see Gaelic football and Hurling positions . ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Steelers redirects here. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division...


Washington Redskins

After 5 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, he later was courted by new Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder along with other high priced free agents Mark Carrier and Bruce Smith. Deion played one season with the Redskins, having 4 interceptions with the Redskins, before surprisingly retiring in 2001. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... There were two men named Mark Carrier, both of whom played in the National Football League at the same time: Mark Carrier (DB) - Mark Carrier, safety who won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990 for the Chicago Bears, and played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins; and Mark... Bruce Smith (b. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ...


Baltimore Ravens

In 2004, lured back to football by Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller and linebacker Ray Lewis, Sanders announced that he was going to end his retirement. He signed a 1-year deal reportedly worth $1.5 million with the Baltimore Ravens to be a nickelback. Sanders chose to wear the number 37, which matched his age at the time, to preemptively let people know that he was well aware of his relative senior status for an NFL player (additionally, the number 21 used by Sanders throughout his career, was already in use on the Ravens by Pro-Bowler Chris McAlister). On October 24, Sanders scored his ninth career touchdown on an interception return against the Buffalo Bills, moving him into a tie for second place with Ken Houston and Aeneas Williams behind Rod Woodson (12) all-time in that category. He finished with 5 interceptions for the Ravens. The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Corey Fuller (born May 1, 1971 in Tallahassee, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. ... Ray Anthony Lewis (born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. In January 2000, Lewis led Baltimore to a Super Bowl XXXV victory and was named Most Valuable Player for that game. ... USD redirects here. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... American football strategy takes many forms, and is not always about the strength and size of the two teams. ... Christopher James McAlister or C-Mac (born June 14, 1977 in Pasadena, California) is a cornerback who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He is a three time Pro Bowler. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ken Houston (born November 12, 1944) was an American college and professional football defensive back with a 14 year professional career. ... Aeneas Demetrius Williams (born January 29, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a former professional American football player. ...


In January 2006, Sanders once again retired from the NFL, becoming an analyst for the NFL Network. January 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses European nations of trying to complete the Holocaust by creating a Jewish camp Israel in the Middle East. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ...


Legacy

During his 14-year NFL career, Deion Sanders was a perennial All-Pro and one of the most feared pass defenders to ever play the game. At the height of his career, his reputation was so great that opposing offensive coordinators almost always specifically accounted for him in their game-plan. He was widely known to shut down "his" half of the field, causing most quarterbacks to essentially ignore the receiver he was covering. Although critics argued that his tackling was poor and he was not much of a factor in run support, they could not deny that his unparalleled closing speed (evidenced by his 4.17 second 40 yard dash and his 4.57 second backwards 40 yard dash time[2]) Sanders' speed and athleticism enabled him to blanket the best receivers while playing one of football's toughest positions. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering 40 yards (36. ... The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering 40 yards (36. ...


Sanders also occasionally lined up with his team's offense, returned kicks, and played wide receiver. During the 1996 season, Sanders skipped the baseball season by concentrating strictly on football and attended the first NFL training camp of his career to better familiarize himself with the nuances of the wide receiver position. He became the first two-way starter in the NFL since Chuck Bednarik for the first half of the season due to Michael Irvin serving a five game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ...


During his career, Sanders intercepted 52 passes for 1,331 yards (a 25.1 yards per return average), recovered 4 fumbles for 15 yards, returned 155 kickoffs for 3,523 yards, gained 2,199 yards on 212 punt returns, and caught 60 passes for 784 yards. Sanders amassed 7,838 all-purpose yards and scored 22 touchdowns: 9 interception returns, 6 punt returns, 3 kickoff returns, 3 receiving, and 1 fumble recovery. His 19 defensive and return touchdowns are an NFL record. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. He was also awarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1994. The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ...

  • College Football News named Sanders #8 in its list of 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time.
  • The Sporting News named Sanders #37 in their Top 100 Football Players of the Century released in 1999.
  • ESPN named Sanders #74 in its list of the 100 Great Athletes of the Century released in 1999.

Sanders also had a rushing TD in the playoffs (against the Philadelphia Eagles in January 1996). This makes him (including post season) the only player in NFL history to score a touchdown 6 different ways (i.e. interception return, punt return, kickoff return, receiving, rushing, and a fumble recovery). CollegeFootballNews. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... This article is about the year. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the year. ...


"Prime Time" Persona

Sanders will mostly be remembered sporting his famous "do-rag or bandana" and for his "High-Stepping" into the endzone followed by his touchdown dance celebrations. At the same time Sanders will also be remembered for his alternate ego, Prime Time. The moniker was given to him by Florida Gators defensive back Richard Fain, a friend and high school teammate of Sanders in Fort Myers. The two played pickup basketball games together during the prime-time television hour, and Sanders' athletic display during those games won him that title. At Florida State, the name became a marketing ploy every bit as much as an alternate personality. Once in the NFL, Sanders felt he deserved bigger contracts in the same range as NFL quarterbacks and he used "Prime Time" to his every advantage. The strategy was successful - at one point, he was the highest paid defensive player in the league when he was lured away from the San Francisco 49ers to sign a 7-year, $35 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys (the contract was essentially 5 years, but was given a 7-year length for an easier cap hit and the signing bonus was $12,999,999.99, 1 cent under 13.0 million due to superstition by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.) As he took on the Prime Time persona, he was easily one of the most visible and outspoken football players to ever take the field. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: Stub ... Touchdown celebrations are unique, and often humorous acts that American football players may do after they score a touchdown. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ...


Off the field, Sanders was known for being a quiet, reserved individual who was surprisingly a good teammate and avid student of the game - a marked contrast to his alter ego.


Other Ventures

In addition to his sports career, Sanders has moved on to other ventures after his retirement. In 2003, Sanders took interest in Devin Hester, a return specialist from the University of Miami. Sanders mentored Hester, counselling and advising Hester during various points of his collegiate career. The Chicago Bears drafted Hester in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Since then, Hester has broken, tied, or approached many NFL return records. Hester has cited Sanders as one of his major inspirations and idols, and thanked him for his training and advice. Hester, also known as “Anytime,” occasionally performs Sanders’ signature touchdown dance and high-steps in homage to his mentor.[3][4][5] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ...


Sanders also tried to adopt a high school running back, Noel Devine, who was one of the top recruits in 2007. Sanders was advised to and said, "He doesn't have parents; they died. God put this young man in my heart. This is not about sports. This is about a kid's life." He now mentors Devine, and was a factor in Devine's extended wait to sign a letter-of-intent to West Virginia University. Devine eventually signed to play football for the Mountaineers. Noel Devine (born January 23, 1988) is an American college football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. ...


In January 2004, Sanders was hired as an assistant coach to the Dallas Fury, a women's professional basketball team in the National Women's Basketball League, even though Sanders had never played organized basketball either in college or the professional level, although he had originally been dubbed "Prime Time" due to his prowess as a basketball player in high school.[6] January 2004 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Irelands Roman Catholic and Protestant Boy Scouts organisations merge after nearly a century of division, in spite of efforts by the Roman Catholic bishops to block the merger. ... The San Francisco Legacy are well-named, being the last original franchise of the National Womens Basketball League (NWBL). ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ...


After retiring from the NFL, Sanders worked as a sports pre-game commentator for CBS' The NFL Today until 2004, when contract negotiations failed. He was replaced by Shannon Sharpe. During Sanders's run, he participated in several sketches. The first was "Primetime and 21st," a mock streetcorner where Sanders (not yet a regular panelist) would give his opinions. Another was his "Sanders Claus" persona, one of numerous sketches (adapted for various seasons, "Sanders Claus" did Christmas while Halloween and Thanksgiving versions were also used) that involved young kids in football jerseys, representing NFL players, receiving a sarcastic gift from Sanders. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier...


Sanders frequently made guest appearances on ESPN, especially on the ESPN Radio Dallas affiliate, and briefly hosted a show called The New American Sportsman. He also hosted the 2002 Miss USA pageant. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, who competed as Miss Tennessee USA Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who competed as Miss Kentucky USA Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA Not to be confused with Miss America. ...


Sanders also was co-host of the 2004 GMA Music Awards broadcast, taped in late April 2004, slated for an airing on UPN in May 2004. When negotiations with fellow Viacom property CBS failed (see above) two weeks before the broadcast, and he signed a deal with ESPN, UPN promptly cancelled the broadcast, and the show aired on the i Network in December 2004 (both UPN and CBS are now owned by CBS Corporation). Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The GMA Music Awards, formerly the Dove Awards, were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ...


On September 2, 2005, in response to the terrible 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 to $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." is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... USD redirects here. ...


In April 2006, Sanders became an owner of the Austin Wranglers, an Arena Football League team.[7] On March 2, 2007, Deion, on behalf of 'Sanders Clause', made an appearance at the PCW Arena in Arlington, Texas. He made his special appearance for a young adult with a physical illness. The boy's name is Jeffery Stallone. Alongside PCW Tag Team Champion’s Lance Hoyt (“Shadow”), Wally Darkmon, “Main Event” Mike Foxx, and “The Texas Legend” Action Jackson, they talked to a standing room only arena about Jeffery’s illness and Deion made the announcement that he will hold a special benefit show for Jeffery “The Snake” Stallone on March 17, 2007 at the PCW Arena, which then occurred on the given date. Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2004 Home arena Frank Erwin Center City, State Austin, Texas Wild card titles 1: 2006 Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Austin Wranglers are an American football team from Austin, Texas in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Deion currently works as a host with Rich Eisen and Steve Mariucci for the NFL GameDay show on the NFL Network. Sanders also appeared on the ESPN TV show Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 3 times. Image:Eisen1. ... Steve Mariucci (born November 4, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is a former National Football League coach, most recently for the Detroit Lions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith was a nightly one-hour television show on ESPN2 hosted by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and ESPN reporter, Stephen A. Smith. ...


Discography

Album Information
Prime Time
  • Released: 1995
  • Chart Positions: #70 Top Hip Hop/R&B
  • Last RIAA certification: Gold
  • Singles: "Must Be The Money", "Prime Time Keeps On Ticking"
The Encore Remix

He also Released a rap album under the name "Primetime" Prime Time is the debut album by National Football League and Major League Baseball star, Deion Sanders. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Encore Remix is a Remix album by Deion Sanders. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...


Trivia

  • Sanders, known for his custom-made showy suits and flashy jewelry, frequently capitalized on his image. On December 26, 1994 Sanders released Prime Time, a rap album on Bust It Records that featured the minor hit "Must Be The Money." "Prime Time Keeps on Tickin'" was also released as a single. Sanders also appeared in MC Hammer's "Too Legit to Quit" music video. His alter-ego Prime Time is in Hammer's Pumps and a Bump video.
  • During his 1994 season with San Francisco, Sanders bought himself a black Lamborghini Diablo stating "A present from me, to me." Later it was revealed in his book, that both Super Bowl victories with San Francisco and Dallas along with the Lamborghini still made him feel "empty."
  • He endorsed his own video game for the Sega Genesis console titled Prime Time NFL Football Starring Deion Sanders.
  • Sanders has been in numerous television commercials for Nike, Pepsi, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and American Express. He was most notable as the Road Runner in a Pepsi ad with Wile E. Coyote, and in a Pizza Hut commercial where he responds to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones questions ("Football or baseball?" and "Offense or defense?") with "both!!", including the question "So what'll it be Deion? $15...20 million?" Deion pauses to think it over, and says, "Umm. ..both." [8].
  • In 2005, the fast-food Burger King chain, computer generated their famous "King" character over Deion's image when he intercepted a pass against the Buffalo Bills and raced for a touchdown eventually doing his customary "Deion shuffle" in the endzone.
  • He made a brief cameo appearance on the TV show Living Single and as a potential kidnap victim at the end of the movie Celtic Pride.
  • While he wore the number 21 for the majority of his football career, he wore the number 2, his college football number, in practice.
  • He was known to lay out his entire uniform on the floor prior to games.
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave Sanders a custom-made Mercedes golf cart to get around training camp.
  • At one point, the gates guarding his Plano, Texas home had the words "Prime Time" emblazoned on each one.
  • Sanders founded PrimeSelect Models based in the Fort Worth Dallas Area in Jan of 2007.
  • MLB catcher Carlton Fisk confronted Sanders during a game at Yankee Stadium when Sanders offended him by stepping up to the plate, drawing a dollar sign in the dirt before the pitch and then failing to run hard to first base after hitting a routine grounder. Fisk claimed Sanders was "playing the game the wrong way" and tarnished the game of baseball. The infamous incident was later recounted by Fisk on both ESPN Classic and a CNBC interview with Tim Russert.
  • Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall idolizes Sanders and seems to only allow himself to be mentored or take advice from Sanders himself. He even wears the number 21 and is as flashy and confident as the original Prime Time ever was. Sanders even goes so far as to call him "Prime Time Jr." when he recaps Atlanta Falcons highlights as a co-host on NFL GameDay.
  • He is the only man ever to score a touchdown and hit a home run in the same week in two major sports (NFL and MLB).
  • He is the only person to ever catch a Brett Favre pass in college and the NFL.
  • Deion Sanders with J.M. Black. Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life. World Publishing 1998.
  • Published an article in the Ft. Myers News-Press on Sunday, July 22, 2007, pleading for the public to understand the Michael Vick scandal. He openly supported Vick and his "passion" for dogfighting, comparing Vick's passion to that to Sanders' own passion of jewelry. He also blames the amount of media coverage due to the fact "baseball is boring," even though the sport helped push his career higher, and other sports aren't around for reporters to cover.

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References/Notes

  • http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007707230309
  1. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1208/is_39_224/ai_65730491
  2. ^ "Ask the Falcons." AtlantaFalcons.com, May 20, 2006. This time, taken from the official team site, is a more direct source than the Washington Post article (Maske, Mark. "Clarett's Draft Stock Drops." The Washington Post, February 28, 2005.), which states Sanders' record is 4.01. Sanders has also unofficially recorded a 4.01 dash (Soto, Isaac. "The NFL treats 40-yard dash times as sacred." The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 20, 2005.).
  3. ^ Pilot episode is prime-time (English).
  4. ^ Hester wins second straight player of week award (English).
  5. ^ Q&A: Devin Hester (English).
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00016459.html
  7. ^ http://www.arenafootball.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3500&ATCLID=271301&SPID=1547
  8. ^ http://lb.dallascowboys.com/news.cfm?editorialAuthor=2&id=B35D34DA-F102-12F4-C70A861801CA2A77

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Preceded by
Rickey Dixon
Thorpe Award Winner
1988
Succeeded by
Mark Carrier

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