Colorado Buffaloes football coach Deion Sanders was highly praised after his team pulled off an opening shocker with a 45-42 win Saturday over TCU, which was last year’s national runner-up.
Coach’s son, Shedeur Sanders, also threw for a school-record 510 yards with four touchdowns. “A lot of you didn’t believe in us,” Shedeur Sanders said. “It’s crazy because you just got to understand our coach, Coach Prime, my dad, everywhere he went, he was a winner every game, every opportunity he took advantage of.”
Till yesterday, Colorado had won only one game last season and had two winning records since 2005. Deion was brought into Boulder, Colorado, in order to revitalize a long-dormant program. After having pulled off the shocking win, the coach said, “We told you we coming. We told you we coming. You thought we was joking. And guess what? We keep receipts?”
Since Saturday’s win, Deion’s newfound fans wanted to know if he had been inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
Is Deion Sanders in the Hall of Fame?
Deion, nicknamed “Prime Time” played in the National Football League for 14 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Despite being part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for more than a decade, Deion Sanders opened up last year on why he thought that the Hall of Fame honor was not what it used to be anymore. During a lengthy rant about the Hall of Fame, Sanders insinuated that it’s now too easy for players to get in.
He bounced off the idea that the best Hall of Famers should be separated from other Hall of Famers by giving out a different color jacket. “The Hall of Fame ain’t the Hall of Fame no more,” Sanders said. “I love it, I respect it, I admire it. I think all the guys who are inducted are definitely deserving, but it needs to be a different color jacket. My jacket’s gotta be a different color.”
Deion also said that if it were up to him, he would totally revamp the process for getting into the Hall of Fame, creating a top tier of Hall of Famers that would only feature 22 players. “There needs to be a starting 11, there needs to be an upper room,” Deion said. “My [bust] don’t belong with some of these other [busts] that’s in the Hall of Fame. I’m sorry, I’m just being honest. I’m just saying what you all are thinking and a lot of you all Hall of Famers are thinking the same thing. This thing is becoming a free-for-all now, man.”