Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

Sanders informed that he has agreed to become the next head football coach at Colorado. Check out how long Deion Sanders has been at jsu.

Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

After five seasons with Atlanta, Sanders signed on to play the 1994 season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

He had arguably his best season as a professional football player, recording six interceptions and returning them for an NFL-best and a then-NFL record 303 yards and three touchdowns.

Two of his interceptions were returned for a gain of at least 90 yards, making him the first player to do this in NFL history. On October 16, 1994, Sanders made his dramatic return to the Georgia Dome in a 49er uniform.

After getting into a scuffle with his former Falcon teammate Andre Rison, Sanders intercepted a pass from quarterback Jeff George and returned it 93 yards while mockingly staring down the entire Falcons sideline before high-stepping into the end zone. Sanders was later voted the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. 

How long Deion Sanders has been at JSU 

On September 21, 2020, Deion Sanders became the 21st head coach of the Jackson State Tigers, a team in the second level of NCAA football, the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), that represents the historically black (HBCU) Jackson State University.

Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

In his first season in spring 2021, abbreviated and delayed from its normally intended fall 2020 schedule due to COVID-19 disruptions, he led the Tigers to a 4–3 record, with one win by forfeit.

In the fall 2021 season, Sanders led the Tigers to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) title and a program record of 11 wins, also being named the recipient of the fall 2021 Eddie Robinson Award as the season’s top FCS head coach.

Sanders notably flipped the recruitment of defensive back Travis Hunter who was the number one overall recruit in the 2022 class. Hunter initially committed to Sanders’s alma mater Florida State.

This move was heralded by recruiting director Steve Wiltfong as “the biggest signing day moment in the history of college football” as Football Championship Subdivision schools and the HBCUs that compete at such a level of competition are not typical destinations for high level recruits. Hunter was the first five star recruit to sign with an FCS program.

Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

Sanders led Jackson State to a 27−5 record during his three seasons at the helm.

On December 3, 2022, Sanders was named the head coach at Colorado.

College 

Sanders enrolled at Florida State University and played three sports for the Florida State Seminoles: 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.

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 breaking Fred Biletnikoff’s interception return record by one yard.

Deion Sanders : How long has been at JSU | College

He won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988. He was also a standout 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.

Sanders made an interception with 5 seconds left to seal Florida State’s 13–7 win over Auburn in the 1989 Sugar Bowl, during the 1988 postseason. Based on those accolades, his No. 2 jersey at Florida State was retired, in 1995.

He finished his career with 126 punt returns for 1,429 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 14 interceptions, returning them for 287 yards and three scores.

At the time of his graduation, Sanders’ 14 interceptions was the second highest total in school history. Bowden would later state that Sanders was his “measuring stick for athletic ability”.

While playing baseball under head coach Mike Martin at Florida State, Sanders batting average was .331 in 1986. He was known more for base stealing, compiling 27 stolen bases in 1987.

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