Deion Sanders Biography

Updated On Feb 21, 2019 Published On Nov 29, 2015
Facts of Deion Sanders
Date of Birth: 1967 , August-9
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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Former American football and baseball player, Deion Sanders is currently famous as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. As a footballer, he played as a cornerback, kick returner, punt returner, and occasionally wide receiver.

Deion Sanders' Early Life and Education

Deion Sanders was born Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. on August 9, 1967, and is 51 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Fort Myers, Florida, the United States of America to parents of diverse descent.

Deino received his primary education from North Fort Myers High School, Florida. He also studied at Florida State University. He is of American nationality and is of black ethnicity.

Deion Sanders' Career

While Deion Sanders' was studying at Florida State University, he played three sports: football, baseball, and track. He also became conference championship when he was in his freshman year. He was drafted by Kansas City Royals, but he didn't sign them rather he signed New York Yankees on 22nd of June 1988.

Deion also began his professional football career in the same year. He started his baseball career when he also ran a 4.21-second 40-yard dash which is just second behind the combined history of Bo Jackson.

Besides being active in a sports career, he is also involved in a musical career as a rapper. He was also featured in Tiny House Nation.

Deion Sanders' Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Deion Sanders' net worth is said to be around $40 million. Deion's salary was in six digits in his past days. He earned a salary of $880,000 from Atlanta Falcons in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993.

In 1994, his salary was $1,250,000 per season from the San Francisco 49ers. In the following year, his salary from the Dallas Cowboys was around $7,000,000. In 2005, his salary from the Baltimore Ravens was $1,800,000.

Deion Sanders' Personal Life

While talking about Deion Sanders' personal life and relationships, he is married twice and divorced twice. In 1989, Deion got married to Carolyn Chambers. Together they welcomed two children. They dissolved their married life in 1998.

However, within a year, he got married for the second time with Pilar Sanders. Pilar Sanders is an actress and as a married couple, they welcomed three children together. They finalized their divorce in 2013.

After being divorced twice, he is currently enjoying live-in-relationship with Tracey Edmonds since 2012. 

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Born in Fort Myers, Florida

August 9 , 1967

Deion Sanders who was born as Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. in Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America to parents of diverse descent, Deino received his primary education from North Fort Myers High School, Florida. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

Was named Florida High School Association All-Century Team

1985

Deino received his primary education from North Fort Myers High School, Florida. While he was there he used to play all three formats of sports: football, baseball and basketball. With his impressive performance in all those sports in 1995 he was named in Florida High School Association All-Century Team. 

Didn't sign with Kansas City Royals

1985

With his impressive performance in his high school, in 1985 draft Kansas City Royals chose him out of other impressive players but he didn't show any desire to join them and didn't sign a contract with them.

Joined Florida State University

1985

After his high school graduation instead of joining Kansas City Royals, he got enrolled at Florida State University. There he played three sports: football, baseball, and track. There he also became conference championship when he was in his freshman year. 

Married to Carolyn Chambers

1989

In 1989, Deion got married to Carolyn Chambers. Together they welcomed two children and they named them Deiondra Sanders and Deion Sanders Jr. They dissolved their married life in 1998. The reason for their divorce was not revealed.

Married to Pilar Sanders

1999

However, within a year, he got married for the second time in his life and that was with Pilar Sanders. Pilar Sanders is an actress. It is also said that before getting married they also had romantic relationship for about a year.

Third child, Shilo Sanders

February 9 , 2000

He became father for the third time in his life in 2000. He and his ex wife, Pilar Sanders welcomed their first child together on 9th of February and that time it was a baby boy and they named him, Shilo Sanders. 

Fifth child, Shelomi Sanders

December 14 , 2003

He also became father for the fifth time in his life and that was in 2003. He and his ex wife, Pilar Sanders welcomed their third child together on 14th of December and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Shelomi Sanders. Shelomi Sanders is now an actress. 

Divorced with Pilar Sanders

2013

He was happily married with actress Pilar Sanders, together they also had three children however, at the end of 2011 he filed for divorce for her but he denied it later. They finalized their divorce in 2013.

Joined New York Yankees

June 22 , 1988

He was drafted by Kansas City Royals but he didn't sign them rather he signed New York Yankees on 22nd of June 1988. However, he played his first game in 1989. His baseball career lasted for about nine years.

Joined Atlanta Falcons

1989

He also began his professional football career the same year, he began his baseball career that year he also ran a 4.21 second 40-yard dash which is just second behind the Combine history of Bo Jackson. That year, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons and he remained there for four years. 

Hosted Saturday Night Live

February 18 , 1995

He won his first Super Bowl victory in February 1995 and the same time, he also hosted the Saturday Night Live. That was his first media appearance as a host of the show. He is now a popular as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.

Was announced as a Pro Football Hall of Fame

February 5 , 2011

He is one of the biggest sports people in the world who made a great impact in the sports like football and baseball. For those impressive sports career in 2011, he was introduced in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Deion Sanders' net worth is said to be around $40 million.