Arthroscopic surgery kept him sidelined until his debut in Week 9, which was once again in Atlanta against the Falcons; the Cowboys won, 28–13. I still got presents and birthday cards and gifts way back from two birthdays and Christmases ago. Principal Stickles, Deshazo, athletic director Bobbie Dewey, my English teacher Ms. Fleming, I thank you so much. He then backed away from the story and denied he and Pilar would be divorcing. Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time", is an American athlete, sports analyst and coach who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. In January 1995, Sanders became the official spokesman of the Sega Sports line of video games. If I could just get a glimpse of that television and some of some you of you guys, to play against the Marinos, to play against the Montanas, Troy Aikman, man, Emmitt Smith, Mike Ervin. I appreciate you. And in my dormitory room at Florida State, I created this image. In 2012, he co-founded Prime Prep Academy, a grouping of charter schools in Texas. He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the sixth round of the 1985 draft, but did not sign with them. Jamie Dukes, like my brother, Andre Rison, Keith, Al Williams, Corey Fuller who allowed me to come back and play for the Ravens by telling my beloved Ozzie Newsome that I could still do it. He had one pass defensed, one reception for 47 yards and one punt return for 11 yards. Washington Redskins, Daniel Snyder, Vinny Cerrato, Norv Turner, Ray Rhodes, once again, Ray Meeks, Jay Byrd, equipment man, and my man, Mel Brad, man, I appreciate you so much. The school was plagued by ethical, legal, and financial issues, and closed on January 30, 2015, due to financial insolvency. PRHonors earned as a punt returner. My spiritual advisors, my spiritual father, Bishop T.D. Thank you, babies. He finished his career with 126 punt returns for 1,429 yards. ©2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame All Rights Reserved. Thank you. I love you for that. In his final professional baseball game, Sanders hit a solo home run and an RBI single in Syracuse's 12–6 win over the Toledo Mud Hens. Narrator: Despite fumbling (and recovering) his first NFL punt return (which was re-kicked on a penalty), Sanders ran for a touchdown on his second attempt of his first game. Many of my naysayers said, you know, Prime didn’t tackle because they were showing me some film where he didn’t or where he hurt his team. Coach Andrews, where are you? Come on, people. Cube, where you at? • [Tied for 2nd] Longest Kickoff Return – 99t (vs. Washington, Sept. 13, 1992) Sanders, along with J.M. And she was slaving over pots and pans on that precise day. My sister, Tracy, for always having my back. (Records through the 1994 season, Sanders' only season with San Francisco), • [1st] Most Yards Gained on Interception Returns, Season – 303 (1994) On February 6, 2011, at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, Sanders performed the pre-game coin toss. He did not sign with the Royals.[5]. • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions Returned for a Touchdown, Season – 3 (1994) However, he had to leave the Braves the very next day to report to the Atlanta Falcons because of a clause in his NFL contract and missed the postseason. • [1st] Most Yards Gained on Interception Returns, Game – 87 (1999) Aunt Vet for putting this whole thing together because you know I'm not like this, really. But I have a wonderful team of spiritual advisors I just want to appreciate. I had somewhat of intelligence, then I had to manage all these things. [citation needed] He opened the 1989 season with the Albany-Colonie Yankees of the Class AA Eastern League. Since 1989, I’ve tackled every bill my mama has ever given me, haven’t missed one. In all, he recorded 53 career interceptions including five with the Ravens when he returned to the field after a three-year retirement. Cube, I've been loving you since the early '90s, baby. Deion’s legacy is that individually he changed the game. Coach C, Coach David Capel, Coach Capel who suffered a massive heart attack in his excitement to get here was so vital in who I am, what I am, and where I am today. Constance Schwartz, my business manager, Jose,  Ayana, Jeremy, Roger the Sandman Thomas, Nancy Lieberman, Nate Newton, and D.L. Sanders appeared as himself in the fourth season of The League, playing a prospective buyer of Andre's apartment. During his time in Atlanta, he intercepted 24 passes (including a career-high 7 in 1993), three of which he returned for touchdowns. [citation needed]. Narrator: During Sanders' run, he participated in several sketches. A member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s as both a cornerback and a punt returner, Sanders led the NFL in punt returns in 1998 with a 15.6 average. It would not have been possible if it had not been for UA, I thank you, UA, and I love you dearly. NFC Statistical Championships Irving Fryar from the Washington Redskins, Andre Rison, the guys I adore. He left the team, finishing the 1990 season with a .158 batting average and three home runs in 57 games. Sanders, known for his custom-made showy suits and flashy jewelry, frequently capitalized on his image. You don’t understand how I didn’t understand it until I got here, until I spoke to some of you, until I saw some of you, until I heard some of you articulate yourselves. His other nickname is "Neon Deion".[37]. • [3rd] Longest Interception Return – 90 (at San Diego, Dec. 11, 1994), Cowboys records held by Sanders With Sanders on second base and Terry Pendleton on first, David Justice hit a deep fly ball to center field that Blue Jays center fielder Devon White unexpectedly caught with a leaping effort. On December 26, 1994, Sanders released Prime Time, a rap album on Bust It Records (MC Hammer's label, of whom Sanders is a friend) that featured the singles "Must Be the Money" and "Prime Time Keeps on Tickin'". I don't know what that lady was talking about. You must everything you do in the right way. But when you talked about me, media, guess what, behind I saw my mama. Jakes, Bishop Watkins, Bishop Jones, Bishop Long, Bishop Owens, Pastor R.J. and April Washington, the Hornbuckles. Truth family, stand up. I have a problem that if you don't believe in yourself, how will somebody else believe in you? There is an intellect and intelligence one must have. It was a very affluent team, and I was ashamed of my mama because my mama worked in the hospital. People, start expecting what you desire. The move was significant for Sanders, as both his sons play at the high school. The new regime. There is an intellect and intelligence one must have. He had arguably his best season as a professional football player, recording six interceptions and returning them for an NFL-best and a then-NFL record 303 yards and three touchdowns. Sanders is the first long-time member of the Atlanta Falcons to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That I was able to allow my mama to go into a job and say I'm not doing it anymore. I love you for that. This game taught me there are things in life you can’t do prematurely. Deiondra, Deion Junior, Shilo, Sheduer, Shelomi, with all my teams jerseys on, I love you. And I recognized the defensive backs at that time didn’t get paid a lot. I expected no matter what the team I played on to be great. Following his first Super Bowl victory with the San Francisco 49ers, Sanders hosted Saturday Night Live, broadcast on February 18, 1995. Sanders was advised against this, but responded, "He doesn't have parents; they died. Thank you, Lord, I thank you. I knew I had the goods, I knew I had the work ethic, but I needed to secure myself enough that my mama would never have to work another day of her life. I would too as long as you're doing it for free. Now I got a promise, I got a responsibility, I’ve got an intelligence and an intellect. She cleaned up the hospital, and I was ashamed of my mama who sacrificed, who loved me, who protected me, who gave me everything. Principal Stickles, Deshazo, athletic director Bobbie Dewey, my English teacher Ms. Fleming, I thank you so much. Since 1989, I've tackled every bill my mama has ever given me, haven't missed one. Taught me a lot about life. In 1997, Sanders finished second in the NL with 56 stolen bases in 115 games while with the Cincinnati Reds before leaving baseball for three years. [47], On September 2, 2005, in response to the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina, Sanders challenged all professional athletes in the four major sports to donate $1,000 each to relief efforts, hoping to raise between $1.5 and $3 million total. [50] On March 12, 2013, he was awarded primary custody of his two sons and Pilar was awarded primary custody of their daughter. And whenever you make a promise, there will be a responsibility to that promise. 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