Deion Sanders facts: Age, parents, wife children, net worth and more revealed

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders is a retired American professional football and baseball player. He is considered one of the most gifted athletes of all time and one of the very few who excelled in two professional sports at the same time.

He’s the only person in history to have played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl. In 1989 he hit a home run in a baseball game and scored a touchdown in an NFL game IN THE SAME WEEK! Deion is often compared to fellow dual-sport athlete Bo Jackson.

And while Bo never appeared in a Super Bowl or World Series, he did face off against Deion Sanders five times on the baseball diamond in 1990. At his professional peak, Deion Sanders was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

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Deion Sanders Age

Deion Sanders is currently 56 years old as of February 2024. He was born on August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.

He attended North Fort Myers High School, and was a letterman and All-State honoree in football, basketball and baseball.

n 1985, Sanders was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the top 33 players in the 100-year history of high school football in the state.

The Kansas City Royals selected Sanders out of North Fort Myers High School in the sixth round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft. However, he did not sign with the Royals.

Deion Sanders Parents

Deion Sanders parents are Connie Sanders and Mims Sanders. His parents divorced when Sanders was two years old.

Sanders was raised by his mother and her new husband, Willie Knight, whom Sanders credits with being influential in his life.

Deion Sanders Wife

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Deion Sanders and Tracey Edmonds

As of the time of publishing this article (January 2024), Deion Sanders is not married and has no wife.

He was engaged to Tracey Edmonds, a Hollywood producer and former TV journalist, but they called off their engagement in December 2023.

He has been married twice before; first to Carolyn Chambers, a businesswoman and the mother of his two eldest children, from 1989 to 19982, and then to Pilar Sanders, a model and actress and the mother of his three youngest children, from 1999 to 2013.

Deion Sanders Children

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Retired baseball and NFL star Deion Sanders with his eldest daughter Deiondra Credit: Getty

Deion Sanders has five children from two marriages. They are:

Deiondra Sanders, born in 1992. She is his eldest daughter with his first wife, Carolyn Chambers. She is a social media personality and a philanthropist who founded the Deiondra Sanders Single Parents Foundation.

Deion Sanders Jr., born in 1993. He is his eldest son with his first wife, Carolyn Chambers. He is a rapper, producer, and entrepreneur who goes by the stage name Buck Sanders.

Shilo Sanders, born in 2000. He is his second son with his second wife, Pilar Sanders. He is a football player who plays as a cornerback for the Colorado Buffaloes under his father’s coaching.

Shedeur Sanders, born in 2002. He is his third son with his second wife, Pilar Sanders. He is also a football player who plays as a quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes under his father’s coaching.

Shelomi Sanders, born in 2003. She is his youngest daughter with his second wife, Pilar Sanders. She is a basketball player who plays for the Colorado Buffaloes women’s team.

Deion Sanders Net worth

Deion Sanders has a net worth of around $45 million as of 2024. He made most of his earnings through NFL salaries.

He has also earned a considerable amount of money as an MLB player. As a head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes College football team, he is adding more to his net worth through his salaries.

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