Deion Sanders (Florida State) Enters College Football Hall of Fame

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The number two really defines a certain two-time unanimous college football All-American, the electrifying Deion Sanders. His #2 was retired by the Seminoles. The man with two nicknames “Prime Time” and “Neon Deion” was a critical force in Florida State‘s historical run under Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden, and today the National Football Foundation and the Hall of Fame recognize his achievements.

Sanders, or $anders as he would often spell it, later became a two-way player in the NFL (well part time on offense, as he played wide receiver for a little bit), and seems to present two personalities to the public.

There’s the brash, calculated, and well marketed persona; then there’s who Deion really is. It’s a shame CBs can’t wear single digit numbers in the NFL, because retaining #2 would have been perfect for the Ft. Myers, FL native. But #21 wasn’t bad either for this football dual personality (maybe you could call him a two sport star) who became the first person to ever play in the NFL and MLB on the same day.

By Paul M. Bank$ (byline altered in honor of Prime Time)

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