Deion Sanders Jr. is an American football player who currently plays as a cornerback and wide receiver for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. As the son of NFL legend Deion “Primetime” Sanders, Deion Jr. has big shoes to fill.
While still carving out his own path in football, he has already achieved moderate success at the collegiate level.
Deion Sanders Jr. Bio
Deion Jr. was born in Texas as the oldest son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. He spent his youth in Texas before moving to Georgia where he finished high school at Atlanta Sports Academy.
A skilled multi-sport athlete like his father, Deion Jr. excelled in both football and track & field. He was a 3-star recruit coming out of high school.
|Full Name||Deion Luywnd Sanders Jr.|
|Date of Birth||December 1, 1993|
|Age||29 years old|
|Birthplace||Texas, United States|
|Primary Position||Cornerback / Wide Receiver|
|College||Southern Methodist University|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches or 170.18 cm|
|Weight||82 kg or 181 lbs|
Collegiate Football Career
Sanders Jr. committed to Southern Methodist University (SMU), where head coach June Jones gave him a chance to shine as a two-way player at cornerback and wide receiver.
During his 2012 freshman season, Sanders Jr. saw limited playing time as a backup but slowly carved out a bigger role over the next few years.
His sophomore season was a breakout year, earning Second Team All-Conference honors as a dynamic kick returner. He set the SMU single-game record with 203 kick return yards against Houston.
Over his last two seasons, Sanders Jr. contributed as a receiver and returner, finishing with 50 catches for 686 yards and 2 touchdowns in his career.
Trying to Make the NFL
Despite his promising college career, Sanders Jr. was not drafted in 2017. He signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent but was waived before the season began.
Since then, he has not been on an active NFL roster. But at just 30 years old, he still has the potential to latch on as a return specialist.
He also has opportunities in the CFL, Arena League, or internationally to continue chasing his pro football dreams.
Relationship with Deion Sanders
Growing up, Deion Jr. had an understandably complex relationship with his famous father. Deion Sanders is considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history, known for his flashy persona and elite coverage skills.
The pressure of living up to his father’s legacy was immense. However, Deion Jr. has said his father pushed him to work hard and earn his own success in football.
While their relationship was strained at times, they have grown closer in recent years. Deion Sanders is now the head coach at Jackson State, and Deion Jr. has praised his father’s coaching abilities.
What is Deion Sanders Jr.’s Net Worth?
Currently, Deion Sanders Jr.’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. The majority of his wealth has come from his career as a college football player at SMU.
Though he has not yet achieved riches like his father, whose net worth peaked at $40 million during his NFL career, Deion Jr. is still young and building his value. If he can make an NFL roster or continue his career internationally, his net worth is likely to steadily increase.
Deion Jr. also benefits from his father’s wealth and connections. He reportedly received a $70,000 Ford F-150 truck as a 16th birthday gift from his dad. And he lives in a $21 million mansion purchased by Sanders in 2019.
So while the younger Sanders is still establishing independence, he enjoys a comfortable lifestyle thanks to his father’s fortune and support.