On This Date In Sports History…Prime Time Makes History

Deion Sanders was a freak of nature! He was one of the best CBs that we have ever seen play football. He is one of the few athletes to successfully play 2 professional sports.

Deion was the 5th overall pick in the 1989 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He was then selected in the 30th round of the MLB draft by the NY Yankees in 1988.

His most impressive feat was one that he accomplished in both sports. On September 5th 1989 Deion hit a home run for the Yankees against the Mariners. Five days later he took the field for the Falcons and returned a punt for a touchdown.

He is the only athlete to ever accomplish this feat solidifying his spot in the concersation as one of the greatest overall athletes ever!

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