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Deion Sanders announces himself as head coach at Jackson State

Touchdown Wire logo Touchdown Wire 9/21/2020 Barry Werner
Deion Sanders wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Touchdown Wire

Deion Sanders did it in classic “Prime Time” style. The Pro Football Hall of Fame DB announced Sunday he is going to be the head coach of the Jackson State football program.


Sanders announced the career move Sunday evening on the debut episode of his podcast, “21st and Prime”. In an ironic twist of math, the NFL Hall-of-Famer who made the number 21 famous will become the 21st head coach in JSU’s program history.

Sanders, who was on campus this past weekend with JSU Athletic Director Ashley Robinson and interim President Thomas Hudson, is expected to be officially introduced on Tuesday.

The SWAC season has been delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, the first game Sanders will coach is Feb. 27 against Mississippi Valley State.

A two-time Super Bowl Champion and six-time First-Team All-Pro over a 14-year NFL career Sanders will still do the podcast along with other media opportunities at Barstool Sports.


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