Deion Sanders

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Facts of Deion Sanders

1988 Jim Thorpe Award; 1992 Super Bowl winner
Birth Name
Deion Lin Sanders Sr
Famous Name
Deion Sanders
Current City
1999-2013; 1989-1998
Married to
Carolyn Chambers; Pilar Sanders
Currently Married
Mims Sanders
Connie Knight
Deion Sanders Jr., Deiondra, Shelomi, Shilo, Shedeur
Tracy Knight
No. of Twitter Followers
1.04 million
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$41 million
Sports Analyst
Currently Club
CBS Sports and NFL Network
House Location
Dallas, Texas


1999-2013; 1989-1998
Married to
Carolyn Chambers; Pilar Sanders
Currently Married

Deion Lin Sanders Sr., better known as Deion Sanders and nicknamed "Prime Time and Neon Deion," is an American athlete who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. Considered one of the most famous athletes globally, Sanders currently works as a CBS Sports and NFL Network sports analyst. He made a successful career in Major League Baseball (MLB) and Football. Sanders is the founder and head coach of the Prime Prep Academy Charter School.

As of 2019, Sanders reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $41 million. Further, as a sports analyst, he reportedly earns around $65,000 as his yearly salary from the NFL Network and CBS Sports.

Deion Sanders Net Worth and Salary

The Retired American NFL player has an estimated net worth of $41 million. As of 2019, Sanders receives an annual salary of $65,000 from his successful reporting career with CBS Sports and NFL Network. His net worth is massive due to his earnings from his NFL career. 

Salary and earnings per Year:

Season Team Salary
1989 Atlanta Falcons $2,450,000
1990  Atlanta Falcons $550,000
1991  Atlanta Falcons $650,000
1992  Atlanta Falcons $1,912,666
1993  Atlanta Falcons $1,987,666
1994 San Francisco 49ers $1,134,000
1995 Dallas Cowboys $178,000
1996 Dallas Cowboys $492,000
1997 Dallas Cowboys $335,000
1998 Dallas Cowboys $5,878,999
1999 Dallas Cowboys $6,500,000
2000 Washington Redskins $8,500,000
2004 Baltimore Ravens $1,500,000
2005 Baltimore Ravens $1,500,000
Total Salary   $33,568,331

His highest amount contract was signed in 2000 for seven years worth $56 million. Moreover, his other contract is worth $35 million for seven years, signed in 1995. 

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Assets, Properties, and House

In February 2011, Deion listed two of his Dallas luxurious homes for sale, listed for $7.5 million and $21 million, respectively. He currently lives in Cedar Hill, Texas, and his partner Tracey, in a beautiful 600-square lakeside home.

Deion Sanders 600 sq foot house in Cedar Hill, Texas SOURCE:

The house is well equipped with multiple bathrooms with double vanity, a fireplace, a movie theatre, and a yoga studio. Sander's former luxurious mansion, called "Chateau Montclair," is the grandest house in Texas. Sadly, the mansion is listed for sale for $18 million.

Deion Sanders former Mansion In Prosper, Texas SOURCE:

Regarding his car collections, it is found that he had a Pontiac Firebird and a Chrysler Lebaron in college, a  Mercedes Benz, an NSX, Lincoln, Vette & Cadillac, and a Lamborghini Urus SUV. Altogether, his car collection is worth $5 million.

Sanders is also presented as a devout Christian speaker with a fee range of $30,000-$50,000. Sanders is considered one of the most versatile athletes in sporting history as he played two sports at multiple positions. 

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During his career, Deion appeared in many commercials for dozens of major brands like Nike, Pizza Hut, American Express, and Pizza Hut. It can be said that Sanders was one of the wealthiest and most famous athletes of his time.

Past Relationship and Marriages

Regarding the Personal life of Deion Sanders, he is 54 years as of 2012. Further, his star sign is Leo. He has been married twice regarding his relationship status, which ended in divorce. Additionally, he has five children from both marriages.

First Marriage

His first marriage with Carolyn Chambers lasted for nine years, from 1988-to 1998, with whom he has two children; Deion Sanders Jr. (Son) and Deiondra Sanders (Daughter).

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Deion Sanders with his first wife Carolyn Chambers SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

Second Marriage and Divorce

Shortly after his separation from Chambers, Sanders married Pilar Sanders in 1999. His second marriage lasted for 14 years, and with Pilar, he has two sons, Shilo Sanders and Shedeur Sanders, and a daughter Shelomi Sanders.

Deion along with his second wife and their children at a photoshoot SOURCE:

On September 22, 2011, he served Pilar Sanders with divorce papers. In 2013, he was granted primary custody of all three kids.

Current Affair

He has been in a relationship with Tracey Edmonds since 2012. The couple currently lives in a 600 square foot house in Texas. There is no symptom of breaking up anytime soon. 


During the divorce battle, Pilar made several accusations against Sanders regarding domestic violence and physical abuse. In 2017, the case went against him, and it cost him to sell his luxurious mansion located in Texas.

In 2012, he was fired as the head coach of Prime Prep Academy after a school staff accused Sanders of assaulting the staff.

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Deion Sanders Short Bio and Family

Deion Lin Sanders Sr. was born on August 9, 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida, in the United States, to parents Mims Sanders and Connie Knight. He holds an American nationality and belongs to an African-American ethnic group. Further, Sanders grew up with his younger sister Tracy Knight.

Sanders attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort Myers, Florida, where he was a Letterman and All-State honoree in Football, basketball, and baseball. In 1985, he was referred to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team.

Deion Sanders classic pics during 1989 SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

After graduating from high school, Sanders attended Florida State University, where he played baseball and Football. In 1988, he won the Jim Thorpe Award for his excellent defensive style in University's bowl game.

While playing baseball under the supervision of head coach Mike Martin at Florida State, Sanders hit .331 in 1986; he was known more for base stealing, compiling 27 stolen bases in 1987.

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Baseball Career

Deion Sanders's professional baseball career began when the New York Yankees first drafted him in the 30th round of the 1988 MLB Draft. Later, he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the fifth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft.

He played for four baseball teams; New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, and back again to the Cincinnati Reds.

Deion Sanders photo from his days in 1993 SOURCE: Beckett Marketplace

After the 1997 season, he left baseball for three years and returned to play baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 2001. As he played baseball and Football simultaneously, he had to quit any sport to focus on the other. He retired from baseball that year.

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Football Career

The same year he began his professional baseball career, he simultaneously joined the Atlanta Falcons in the 1989 NFL Draft

During 1993-1994, he signed to play football for one season with the San Francisco 49ers, which proved to be his best season, and he recorded six interceptions, 303 yards, and three touchdowns. Sanders was awarded the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Deion Sanders playing Football while in his College SOURCE: LA Now

In 1995, Sanders signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys football club for $35 million. During his NFL career, he played for professional teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and finally for the Baltimore Ravens before retiring.

After playing for two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, he retired in 2006 and became an analyst for the NFL Network. Following the conclusion of his successful athletic career, Sanders currently works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.

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Broadcasting Career

After retiring from the NFL in 2004, Sanders worked as a pre-game commentator for the CBS show "The NFL Today" for a short time. 

Sanders frequently made guest appearances on ESPN and briefly hosted a show called The New American Sportsman. Sanders currently works as a sports analyst on NFL Network and a number of the network's shows. Sanders has a segment called "Let's Go Primetime" on NFL Network.

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Some of the facts about Deion Sanders are:

  • Age: 54 years as of 2022
  • Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
  • Star Sign: Leo
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
  • Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
  • Net worth: $41 million
  • Salary: $65,000 as a sports analyst
  • Nickname: Primetime
  • He appeared with his family on the NBC show Celebrity Family Feud on June 24, 2008 
  • Sanders published his autobiography, Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life, in 1998
  • He released a rap album called "Prime Time."
  • Sanders is the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series

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