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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Did you know that Deion Sanders was selected to eight Pro Bowls?


Did you know that during Deion Sanders 14-year NFL career, was a perennial All-Pro and one of the most feared pass defenders to ever play the game? 
Did you know that Sanders occasionally lined up with his team's offense?

Did you know that during the 1996 season, Sanders skipped the baseball season by concentrating strictly on football and attended the first NFL training camp of his career to better familiarize himself with the nuances of the wide receiver position?

Did you know he became the second two-way starter (after the Cardinals' Roy Green) in the NFL?

Did you know that Chuck Bednarik also played a two-way starter for the first half of the season due to Michael Irvin serving a five game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy?
Did you know During his career, Sanders intercepted 53 passes for 1,331 yards (a 25.1 yards per return average), recovered four fumbles for 15 yards, returned 155 kickoffs for 3,523 yards, gained 2,199 yards on 212 punt returns, and caught 60 passes for 784 yards. Sanders amassed 7,838 all-purpose yards and scored 22 touchdowns: nine interception returns, six punt returns, three kickoff returns, three receiving, and one fumble recovery?

Did you know that his 19 defensive and return touchdowns are an NFL record?

Did you know that he was selected to eight Pro Bowls in 1991--199419961999?

Did you know he was also awarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1994?
  • College Football News named Sanders #8 in its list of 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time.
  • The Sporting News named Sanders #37 in their Top 100 Football Players of the Century released in 1999.
  • ESPN named Sanders #74 in its list of the 100 Great Athletes of the Century released in 1999.
  • NFL.com named Sanders #34 on NFL's Top 100 list released in late 2010
  • On November 11, 2010 Deion Sanders was inducted into the Atlanta Falcons' Ring of Honor.
Sanders also had a rushing TD in the playoffs (against the Philadelphia Eagles in January 1996). This makes him (including post season) one of only two players in NFL history (Bill Dudley being the other) to score a touchdown six different ways (interception return, punt return, kickoff return, receiving, rushing, and a fumble recovery).

 

Did you know that on February 5, 2011, Sanders was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility?



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