Deion Sanders net worth

Deion Sanders’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million, as of 2020.

He earned over $13.2 million during his playing days in baseball and over $33.5 million during his days as a professional football player.

Born Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr on the 9th of August 1967, he is a retired American professional football and baseball player.

Sanders won played professional football with various teams like the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. He played in various positions.

In baseball, Sanders played for teams like the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants.

Sanders won many laurels in his active playing days. He won 2 Super Bowl titles – One with San Francisco and another with Dallas Cowboys. He also made one World Series appearance with Atlanta Braves.

He remains the only person in the world to play in a Super Bowl and in a World Series.


Source of Wealth

Sanders’s main source of wealth was his salaries from his professional football and baseball career.

He also still makes money from brand endorsements. He is now a Sports analyst and gets paid handsomely.

It’s currently reported that Sanders receives an annual salary of up to $65,000 from his reporting career with big names like CBS Sports and NFL Network.

He also makes money running various other business ventures.

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Early Life

Deion Sanders was born as Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. His birthdate is August 9, 1967. Sanders was born in Fort Myers, Florida.

His parents are Mims Sanders and Connie Knight. They are both African-Americans.  He has a younger sister named Tracy Knight.

He attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers. During his days in high school, Sanders stood out as an amazing football, basketball and baseball player.

He was eventually named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team.

After high school, he enrolled at Florida State University where he also continued to play his favorite sports of football, baseball, and track.  He won the Jim Thorpe Award for his excellent defensive style in University’s bowl game.


Career Highlights

College Career:

Deion Sanders began his professional sporting career at Florida State University where he was enrolled. He played three sports for the school. These sports included baseball, football, and track.

Starting from his freshman year, he played outfield for the baseball team that eventually finished fifth in the nation.

His first baseball game at this college was that of a baseball doubleheader.

Sanders also helped the track and field team of the university to a conference championship. He ran a leg of the 4×100 relay.

In football and under head coast Bobby Bowen, Sanders was named a two-time consensus All-American Cornerback in 1987 and 1988.

He was credited with intercepting 14 passes including three in bowl games. Sanders was credited with returning one interception 100 yards for a touchdown. This feat made him break Fred Biletnikoff’s interception return recorded by one yard.

Sanders won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988 and was a standout punt returner for Florida State.

He would later help the Florida State get a 37-7 win over Auburn in the 1989 Sugar Bowl.

Overall, Sanders finished his Florida State’s football career with 126 punt returns for 1,429 yards.

His jersey at Florida State was number 2 and this was retired to honor his outstanding football career for the University.

Professional Baseball Career:

Sanders was first drafted into the Major League Baseball at the 1985 draft season. Kansas City Royals drafted him but he did not sign any contract with them.

At the 1988 Major League Baseball draft, the New York Yankees selected sanders in the 30th round and signed a professional baseball contract with him.

Sanders made his MLB debut in 1989. In 1990, his stay with the Yankees did not last as he got into a dispute with Chicago White Sox Cather Carlton Fisk.

His desire to also camp in the upcoming NFL season was a source of the rift between Sanders and the Yankees.

Sanders left the team, finishing the 1990 season with a .158 batting average and three home runs in 57 games.

After he left The New York Yankees, Sanders would later sign for with the Atlanta Braves for the 1991 MLB season. He left the Braves to report the Atlanta Falcons camp for the NFL season.

He returned to the Atlanta Braves a hit.304 for the team, stole 26 bases, and led the NL with 14 triples in 97 games.

He also participated in the 1992 World Series. He batted .533 with 4 runs, 8 hits, 2 doubles, and 1 RBI while playing with a broken bone in his foot.

In 1997, Sanders player for the Cincinnati Reds. He also had a stint with the Syracuse Chiefs.

He would eventually play a nine-year, part-time baseball career, playing left and center field in 641 games with four teams.

Professional Football Career:

Deion Sanders’s professional football career started in the 1980 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.27-second d 40-yard dash and was picked by the Atlanta Falcons. He played with this team until 1993.

Sander’s stint with the Atlanta Falcons resulted in him intercepting 24 passes. In 1992, he led the league in kickoff return yards (1,067), yards per return (26.7) and return touchdowns (2).

He scored ten touchdowns as part of his achievements when he was with the Falcons. This includes three defensives, three kick returns, two punt returns, and two receptions.

Sanders signed on with Sanfrancisco 49ers to play in the 1994 season. He had arguably his best season as a professional football player with this team.

Sanders was voted the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1994. With the 49ers he earned his first championship ring with the 49ers 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.

Sanders’s football career also saw him play for Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens.

Deion Sanders retired from professional football and the NFL in January 2006.


Personal Life

Deion Sanders married Carolyn Chambers in 1989. They both have two children together – a son “Deion Sanders Jr.“ and a daughter “Deiondra Sanders”. They divorced in 1998.

In 1999, he married  Pilar Biggers, and they have three children together – two sons “Shilo Sanders” and “Shedeur Sanders,” and one daughter; “Shelomi Sanders”.

His marriage with Pilar eventually ended in 2013 after he served Pilar with divorce papers in 2011.

Shilo Sanders, Sanders son, is playing collegiate football with the 2019 South Carolina Gamecocks football team.

Since 2012, he has been dating businesswoman Tracey Edmonds. The couple currently live in a 600 square foot house in Texas.

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