“Thank you,” said NFL great, Deion Sanders as he became a hall of famer Saturday. “Lord I thank you, Jesus I love you, if it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Sanders became the seventh and final member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. A true crowd pleaser, as “Prime Time” accepted his gold jacket, the crowd couldn’t help but notice his matching gold shoes and laugh when he placed a do-rag on his hall bust.
He won consecutive Super Bowls as a cornerback and kick returner with different teams– He was the 1994 defensive player of the year with San Francisco and then switched to the Cowboys and helped them win the 1995 title. He also made the 1990s all-decade team as a cornerback and punt returner.
“This game taught me how to be a man. This game taught me if I get knocked down, I got to get my butt back up,” he said.
“Prime Time” was enshrined Saturday night along with Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, and Shannon Sharpe.
Sanders joined Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined before the crowd of 13,300.
With Associated Press