Sanders played 14 seasons during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career, winning two Super Bowls and making eight Pro Bowl appearances. Since his days as a player ended in 2005, Sanders has served as a television analyst and football coach in high school.
The man who is affectionately called “Prime Time” can reportedly become a head football coach in college.
According to several reports, Sanders, 53, could be formally introduced as the new football coach at Jackson State University next week. Jackson State, a historic black college and university in Jackson, Miss., Competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Among the calls to complete the deal is Sanders’ current contract with Under Armor, as Jackson State’s deal is with Nike, according to a report by HBCUSports.com’s Kenn Rashad, who first reported the news.
SWAC was one of a number of FCS conferences to interrupt the autumn football season 2020 due to COVID-19 problems. Sanders would replace John Hendrick, who set a 6-9 record in two seasons at Jackson State. Hendrick was fired as head coach at the end of last month.
Sanders is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where he trains his son Shedeur Sanders, a senior quarterback committed to the Florida Atlantic.
Earlier this year, Sanders continued Dan Patrick Show and said he plans to become a college football coach next season.
“I will be the head coach of college football next year,” Sanders said And the Patrick Show before Super Bowl LIFE in January. “I am so determined. I’m so sure I am. This is something I call. I train college football. Head coach, not coach. Head coach. “
Jackson State has struggled in recent years, compiling only a 21-40 record since 2014. The Tigers last qualified for the FCS playoffs in 1997. Jackson State is 0-12 all the time in the FCS record season.
Sanders first became a household name in college where he played in Florida State under the legendary head coach Bobby Bowden. With the Seminoles, Sanders was a two-time first team All-America selection and won the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988, which is awarded annually to the nation’s highest defensive back.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Sanders with the overall pick 5 in the NFL Draft in 1989. While with the Falcons, Sanders split the time between the NFL and MLB where he famously appeared in a Falcons regular season game and flew to Pittsburgh hoping to play in Atlanta. Braves playoffs that night.
Sanders signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994 and helped lead the franchise to a Super Bowl title that season on its way to earning the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year awards. Next season, the Dallas Cowboys knocked out a number of suitors to sign Sanders to a lucrative, $ 35 million seven-year contract. He helped lead Dallas to a Super Bowl win that season.
After leaving Dallas after the 1999 season, Sanders played a season with Washington before leaving the game. But he made a comeback four years later and played two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens to end his career.
Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.