By now, all of the football world knows about the quarterback with the famous athletic genes in Boulder, Colorado: Shedeur Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer and Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders.
Shedeur has taken college football by storm this season, but he isn’t Deion’s only child. How many kids does the NFL legend and fast-rising college coach have? Let’s take a closer look.
Deion Sanders’ Children
The iconic Hall of Fame cornerback and two-time Super Bowl champion is the proud father of five children: Deiondra, Deion Jr., Shilo, Shedeur, and Shelomi Sanders.
The oldest of the five is his daughter, Deiondra. She was born in 1992 with Sanders’ first wife, Carolyn Chambers, and during a time in which Sanders had established himself as a household name in Atlanta with both the Falcons and Braves.
Deion Jr. is the second child from Sanders’ marriage to Chambers and is three years younger than Deiondra.
Shilo came along during Sanders’ second marriage to Pilar Sanders, as he was born in 1995. Shedeur and Shilo are also the biological sons of Pilar.
All five have had their list of athletic accomplishments and their own involvement with Colorado.
Athletic Accomplishments and Career Endeavors of Sanders’ Kids
Deiondra became the first collegiate athlete of the five Sanders children. She went on to compete in track and field for Florida A&M University.
Now, she works as a personal trainer and has a managerial background. Deiondra manages Sc3 Sports Management, owns a hairline called “Love Me Extensions,” and is a public relations expert by trade. She forges relationships between Fortune 500 companies.
Deion Jr. became the first college football athlete in the family as he went on to play for SMU before officially retiring from the game in 2015 to pursue other interests, such as social media.
Deion Jr. is known for serving as his dad’s social media manager at JSU and continues his social media presence in Boulder. Deion Jr. is also a YouTube personality running his channel “Well Off Media.”
Shilo and Shedeur, meanwhile, are tag-teaming and skyrocketing to their own stardom on their way to help elevate their dad’s Buffaloes on the football field. Both have already earned victories over then-No. 17 ranked TCU and Nebraska in front of a soldout Folsom Field crowd in Boulder that has put the college football world in a frenzy with their performance.
Shelomi is the lone remaining teenager. The 19-year-old is another Sanders on the CU campus as a women’s college basketball player. From an academic standpoint, she was in the National Honors Society at Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville, Florida, and her impact on sports and the world, in general, has only just begun.
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