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Deion Sanders to be Honored in ATL

By: Elton Gumbel Email
By: Elton Gumbel Email

The man who has 2 Super Bowl rings and narrowly missed out on a World Series ring, is now headed to Atlanta's ring of honor... Friday the Atlanta Falcons franchise announced they'll induct Deion Sanders into their Hall of Fame next month on November 11th.

He becomes just the 8th player to be honored this way by the Falcons. "Primetime" spent 5 seasons in Atlanta and was selected to 2 Pro Bowls while with the Falcons.

By the way, Deion is still the only man ever to hit a Major League Baseball homerun and score a touchdown in the same week. He accomplished that while playing for the Falcons and Atlanta Braves.

"Deion Sanders is widely regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in the 91-year history of the National Football League," Falcons Owner & CEO Arthur Blank said. "He epitomized excellence on the playing field and was a tremendously gifted athlete who possessed great speed. Deion excelled as a defender, kick returner, punt returner and on offense on his way to establishing 12 club records. He was an electrifying performer who put fans on the edge of their seats every time he manned his cornerback position or dropped back to receive a kickoff or field a punt. He is without question one of the greatest players in the history of our franchise."

For further information, visit: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/30094/deion-sanders-headed-for-ring-of-honor


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