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Deion Sanders was born on August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida. Ever since his early playing days it was obvious that he was going to be a great performer in one sport of the other. Not only did Sanders play a great game of football, but he was also a solid performer in Major League Baseball for several seasons. This has led to him being known as one of the greatest two sport athletes of all time.
Sanders attended high school in Fort Myers, Florida at North Fort Myers High School. During his time at the school he lettered in several sports including football, baseball, and basketball. He made the All State team for each of these sports.
After high school Sanders decided to take his game to Florida State University. Again, he competed at three sports; this time concentrating on football, baseball, and track. From his freshman year it was obvious that he was going to excel at all of these sports. But all in all, his best sport was football. In 1987 and 1988 he made the All American team, and he finished his career with 14 interceptions.
Sanders was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 5th pick in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft. During his time in the NFL he was named to the Pro Bowl team eight times, and won the Defensive Player of the Year award in 1994. He also won two Super Bowl rings while playing in the league.
Deion Sanders was one of the most exhilarating players to ever set foot on a football field. To go along with this he was a great all around athlete, and had a strong will to win. With all of this being said, it is safe to say that Sanders will always be remembered for his many athletic accomplishments.
write by Jon Brecht