It’s safe to say that a lot of people didn’t see this coming.
According to the NFL Network, Deion Sanders is one of the candidates being considered for the head football coaching job at Florida State University, where he played football, baseball and ran track from 1986 to 1988. His No. 2 football jersey was also retired at the University in 1995.
The school recently fired its former head coach Willie Taggart, who was there for two years after replacing Jimbo Fisher.
After leaving college, Sanders began his professional careers in football and baseball in 1989. In football he was a six-time All-Pro cornerback and won two Super Bowls, first with the San Francisco 49ers, then with the Dallas Cowboys. That same year he scored a touchdown and hit a home run in the same week, being the only person ever to do so.
Sanders also played in a World Series in 1992 with the Atlanta Braves, and he’s the only person ever to play in both a World Series and a Super Bowl.
After news hit that he was being considered for the head coaching job at FSU, a lot of the school’s fans said it would be an ideal move.
“FSU make this happen,” someone wrote.
“Been a fan of FSU football since I can recall,” another person chimed in. “Be a blessing for the young men to learn not only football skills but especially life skills from a man like primetime. Football Program would only mirror the reflection of change he could impart.”
“I believe your the coach for that job,” a third person wrote. “Surround yourself with the best coaches and recruiters. Also get state of the art facilities that’s a MUST !! and put that program back on the map. College football needs that program to be relevant again!!! Rocking with you PRIME !!”
Today, Sanders is a host for the NFL Network on its show “NFL GameDay Prime.”