It's officially Prime Time for the Colorado Buffaloes as Deion Sanders has been named the next head coach for the football team on Saturday night. According to, Sanders will be the 28th full-time head coach of the football program.

Sanders comes from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. In the past three seasons, Jackson State has an impressive 27-5 record and two back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference championships in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Jackson State Tigers were undefeated this past season with a 12-0 record.

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Colorado University Boulder Chancellor, Phillip DiStefano, said in the release:

I'm thankful Beion has chosen to join our Buffalo family and I applaud Rick George for a truly inspired choice. This is an exciting new chapter in the long, storied history of  Colorado football and I look forward to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our students, supporters, and fans to cheer on "Coach Prime" and our student-athelets next fall

Deion Sanders is the only athlete to ever play in both the Super Bowl and the World Series.

Source: CU Buffs

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