Deion Sanders informed his team at Jackson State on Saturday night that he has agreed to become the next head football coach at Colorado.

Deion Sanders : Colorado head coach | Contract

Sanders attended Florida State, where he twice received All-American honors in football and also played baseball and ran track.

Deion Sanders : Colorado head coach | Contract

He was selected by the Falcons fifth overall in the 1989 NFL Draft and played football primarily at cornerback, while also making appearances at kick returner, punt returner, and wide receiver.

During his career, he was named to eight Pro Bowls, received six first-team All-Pros, and made consecutive Super Bowl appearances in Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers and Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys, winning both.

He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Sanders graduated from Talladega College in 2020.

Following the conclusion of his athletic career, Sanders became an analyst for CBS Sports, NFL Network, and Barstool Sports.

Deion Sanders Colorado head coach 

Deion Sanders informed his team at Jackson State on Saturday night that he has agreed to become the next head football coach at Colorado.

Deion Sanders : Colorado head coach | Contract

The University of Colorado Boulder officially named Deion Sanders as head coach of its football program on Saturday.

Sanders, both a Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer, joins Colorado on the same weekend his Jackson State team won its second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference title to move his three-year record to 27-5.

Sanders’ tenure with the Tigers began in 2020 during a season abbreviated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-time college coach went 4-3, matching the school’s win total from a 12-game season the previous year.

He built on that promising start amidst adversity to help Jackson State to a stunning turnaround. The Tigers went 11-2 in 2021 and won their first SWAC conference title since 2007. This season, Sanders and Jackson State remained unbeaten through 12 games.

It’s no wonder, then, that Colorado has acquired his services.

The Buffaloes parted ways with head coach Karl Dorrell in October following an 0-5 start to the season and went 1-6 under interim head coach Mike Sanford to finish last in the Pac-12. The school hasn’t won a conference championship since 2001, when it was a part of the Big 12.

Deion Sanders : Colorado head coach | Contract

The hope is that Sanders can work his reclamation magic once more.

Following a one-of-a-kind NFL career, years as an NFL analyst and a dominant run with Jackson State, that will be the next challenge in Sanders’ illustrious football journey.


Sanders previously confirmed that Colorado had offered him the job. He’s also been involved with programs like USF and Cincinnati, per reports. Now, we have an idea of how much he’ll make in Boulder, should he make things official.

According to CBS News Colorado, Sanders has been offered a deal worth over $5 million per year, with a significant package of contract incentives that could increase his annual pay by around 40%.

If Sanders accepts, he’ll take over a program that went 1–11 this season. Former coach Karl Dorrell was fired after an 0–5 start to the season.

Deion Sanders : Colorado head coach | Contract

Sanders is 26–5 at Jackson State, his first college coaching job of any kind, with a 16–0 record in the SWAC.

He seeks to lead the program to a second-straight Celebration Bowl, though he may not be around to coach in that game if he takes the Pac-12 program’s offer.

Early Saturday, the University of Colorado Board of Regents appeared to be closing in on a contract for Sanders to become the new head football coach after the nine-member board scheduled an unusual 10 a.m. executive session for Sunday, followed by an 11 a.m. public meeting.

By Rishabh

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