Sanders is the second player from Florida State to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Atlanta Falcons drafted Deion Sanders in the first round, fifth player overall, out of Florida State in the 1989 NFL Draft.
His stardom in the NFL was apparent from his very first game when he returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut.
Sanders was named first-team All-Pro for the first time in 1991.
Sanders starred for the Falcons through 1993. He is the first long-time member of the franchise to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sanders led Atlanta in kickoff returns four straight seasons from 1989 to 1992.
Sanders was the Falcons punt returner every season he played with the team.
Sanders also played Major League Baseball. He is the only person ever to play in a World Series and a Super Bowl.
Sanders played one season with the 49ers in 1994. He recorded a career-high 303 yards on interception returns and also became the first player in NFL history to have two 90-yard interception returns for touchdowns in the same season.
Sanders was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.
Sanders joined the Cowboys in 1995 and played five seasons with Dallas.
Sanders is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s as both a cornerback and a punt returner.
Sanders breaks up a pass intended for the 49ers' Jerry Rice (Hall of Fame Class of 2010).
Sanders was named first-team All-Pro nine times at cornerback in addition to receiving All-NFL acclaim by some media outlets as a kick returner in 1992 and as a punt returner in 1998.
Sanders scored a total of six touchdowns on punt returns, three TDs on kickoff returns, and returned nine interceptions for scores.
Sanders was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s at both cornerback and punt returner.
After winning a Super Bowl with San Fran, Sanders added a second Super Bowl ring after moving over to the Cowboys.
Sanders was named to eight Pro Bowls in his career.
Sanders signed with the Washington Redskins in 2000.
Sanders had four picks for 91 yards in his one season with the Redskins.
After a three-year retirement Sanders played two final seasons with Baltimore. He added five picks to his career totals while with the Ravens.
Sanders retired second all-time in interception return yardage (1,331) and tied for second for most interceptions returned for a touchdown in a career (9) and a season (3).
Deion was all smiles shortly after learning he'd been elected to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Deion shares a laugh with fellow Class of 2011 Enshrinee Shannon Sharpe during NFL Network's announcement show from Dallas.
Sanders makes a point during a NFL Network special that aired live following the annual selection meeting.
Sanders is congratulated by Class of 2010 enshrinee Emmitt Smith.
Sanders was one of five members of the new class on hand for the pre-game coin toss at Super Bowl XLV, the day following their election to the Hall of Fame.
Deion had the honors of flipping the coin at Super Bowl XLV held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.