NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Accepts New Head Coaching Job: ‘I Thank Him, I Magnify Him’

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NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Accepts New Head Coaching Job: ‘I Thank Him, I Magnify Him’

By Movieguide® Staff

Former NFL superstar Deion Sanders recently gave glory to God after receiving the head coaching position for the University of Colorado.

“Wow. Don’t you ever tell me what God ain’t. Don’t you ever tell me His limits,” Sanders said at a press conference. “Don’t you ever tell me what you’re up against and what you can’t do.”

The 55-year-old earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and won 2 Super Bowl Championships over the course his career.

Despite his success in the league, he expressed his thankfulness to God.

“Out of all the persons in the world, God chose me,” Sanders said. “For that, I thank Him; for that, I love Him; for that, I magnify Him; for that, I glorify Him; for that, I praise Him; for that, I owe Him. Each and every day, I’m trying to please Him.”

Sanders is candid about his faith in God.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Football icon Deion Sanders recently opened up about his potentially deadly health battle and how he relied on God, prayer and faith.

Sanders revealed that in 2021, he had blood clots that threatened his life. However, after eight surgeries and the amputation of two toes on his left foot, Sanders made a recovery.

“It was a blessing because I could have lost my life very easily. … It was there. It was a thought process of losing my leg from the knee down,” Sanders told Chris Neely of “Thee Pregame Show.” “It was almost there. So when I look up and say ‘Thank you, Jesus,’ it’s because I know the quiet cries at night that were in that hospital.

“I got to really see God’s face and the different personalities of God, I feel,” he added.

Sanders spent weeks in the hospital amid the health scare but said prayer got him through the long days in bed.

“I’m pretty sure that some of those nurses thought I was crazy,” Sanders said, referencing his vocal prayer to “the Lord all night.”