Deion Sanders Lands Head Coach Gig at Jackson State University

by Jamila Lizet White

September 18, 2020

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Prime Time Deion Sanders is taking his talents to Jackson State University. The Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback will be joining the HBCU as a head coach.

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The news comes after a Jackson State spokesman told Sports Illustrated that after narrowing its list of head coach candidates, Sanders was not one of them. However, the 53-year old known as one of, if not the best cover cornerbacks in the history of the game, has contractual details to smooth out with the university. Including a possible conflict under his current contract with Under Armour since Jackson State entered a five-year partnership with Nike in 2018, per HBCU Sports.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday Morning according to HBCU Sport’s Kenn Rashad, who was the first to report the news.

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After two super bowl championships, eight pro bowl trips, and 16 years in the NFL, the Florida native joined Barstool Sports and has been the offensive coordinator for Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Texas where his son Shedeur plays quarterback.

Jackson State had a 4-8 season in 2019. Now that Sanders is being added to the equation, we’ll see how the upcoming season will play out for the tigers.

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