Deion Sanders Quotes From The Iconic Prime Time

Deion Sanders is one of the most iconic sports figures in football history. His exceptional speed, agility, and flamboyant style earned him the nickname “Prime Time”. As a true athlete, he dominated both football and baseball fields with unparalleled finesse. Here are the most famous Deion Sanders quotes about life, success, confidence, and more for daily motivation.

Deion Sanders is an American football coach and former professional football and baseball player. He is the only person to have played in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.

Known for his flashy personality, outspokenness, and winning mindset, Sanders is widely considered the best man-to-man cover cornerback in the history of the National Football League (NFL).

Over a remarkable 14-year NFL career, Sanders played for five different teams, most notably the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Throughout his successful football and baseball career, he showcased his athletic prowess and contributed to the evolution of the cornerback position.

Beyond his playing days, Sanders transitioned into roles as a sports commentator and analyst, before deciding to get into coaching.

He began coaching at the high school level before joining Jackson State in 2020 and finally becoming the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.

Sanders has won many honors during his career. His name was included in the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ in the year 2011.

Deion Sanders is not just a sports legend but is also a source of motivational gems and insightful quotes. If you’re seeking a dose of inspiration, here is a list of the best Deion Sanders quotes that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and achieve success.

Top 10 Deion Sanders Quotes

  1. “Time is a wonderful storyteller.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “Don’t let your past define your future.” — Deion Sanders    

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    Deion Sanders Quotes
  3. “Life is too short to waste on negativity.” — Deion Sanders     

    Best Deion Sanders Quotes
    Best Deion Sanders Quotes
  4. “Your attitude determines your altitude.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “You’ve got to want what you want more than what you got.” — Deion Sanders                                               

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    Coach Prime Quotes
  6. “Look good, play good. Play good, eat good. Eat good, die good.” — Deion Sanders   

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    Deion Sanders Look Good Quote
  7. “The greatest mistake you can make is being afraid to make one.” — Deion Sanders              

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    Deion Sanders Motivational Quotes
  8. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Deion Sanders                          

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  9. “Whenever you make a promise, you have a responsibility to that promise.” — Deion Sanders                      

    Deion Sanders Inspirational Quotes
    Deion Sanders Inspirational Quotes
  10. “If you look good, you feel good, If you feel good, you play good, If you play good, they pay good.” — Deion Sanders

Best Deion Sanders Quotes

  1. “In every setback, there is a setup for a comeback.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “The road to success is always under construction.” — Deion Sanders
  3. “You have to be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.” — Deion Sanders
  4. “I like what I see. I think the league is heading in the proper direction.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “I expect to be great. I expect to do what hasn’t been done. I expect to provoke change.” — Deion Sanders
  6. “I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire.” — Deion Sanders
  7. “I don’t want to be specific on my role, because that will limit me. I want to touch all areas of the organization.” — Deion Sanders
  8. “I don’t care what they say about me when I’m through with sports. I don’t want to be known as anything else in life but a great father.” — Deion Sanders
  9. “Fishing’s relaxing, man. Most relaxing thing in my life. It’s therapy for me. I don’t think about business… sports. All I think about is catching the next fish.” — Deion Sanders
  10. “Your mind is everything. All the mess causes you stress starts in your head. If you’re weak it starts in your head. If your strong it starts in your head. You make a decision today to be what you wanna be.” — Deion Sanders

Famous Quotes By Deion Sanders

  1. “The thrill is gone. It’s time for me to step away.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me.” — Deion Sanders
  3. “I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m good once as I’ve ever been.” — Deion Sanders
  4. “Through unity, we can touch thousands. This is our backyard. We feel this.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “You can’t control what others say about you, but you can control how you react to it.” — Deion Sanders
  6. “Athletes know kids look up to them, and it’s important for athletes to be responsible.” — Deion Sanders
  7. “I don’t know the definition of a star, but whoever has that title, I think it goes beyond what they do on the field.” — Deion Sanders
  8. “Wives, girlfriends, fiancees – clean out your closets. I’m cleaning out my old bell bottoms. We can touch millions.” — Deion Sanders
  9. “There’s no class to manage people. There’s no class to teach on how to handle millions. There’s no class to teach us how to manage time.” — Deion Sanders
  10. “At this point and age in my career I’m not looking for a stage. I’m looking to teach the younger players how to be professional, how to be a man, how to be a father, how to be a friend, how to handle your finances.” — Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders Quotes About Life, Winning, & Confidence

  1. Winning is a habit. So is losing. Choose wisely.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “I’m married to football, baseball is my girlfriend.” — Deion Sanders
  3. “I’m confident and my natural odor smells like confidence.” — Deion Sanders
  4. “In order to be great, you have to believe that you are great.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “Success is measured by how much you impact the lives of others.” — Deion Sanders
  6. “The difference between good and great is the extra effort you put in.” — Deion Sanders
  7. “If you don’t believe you can win, there is no reason to play the game.” — Deion Sanders
  8. “To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” — Deion Sanders
  9. “I just with the best for him, that he can somehow get it together and understand life.” — Deion Sanders
  10. “Just think about the game. Think about playing great, having a great time. Helping my team win.” — Deion Sanders

Inspirational Quotes From Deion ‘Prime Time’ Sanders

  1. “I never wear the same shoes twice.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “What separates us is that we expect to be great.” — Deion Sanders
  3. “You don’t go from a Yugo to a Benz, back to a Yugo.” — Deion Sanders
  4. “Water covers two-thirds of the Earth. I cover the rest.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “I would do this for free as long as you’re doing it for free.” — Deion Sanders
  6. “When we have public success we also have private struggles.” — Deion Sanders
  7. “If you don’t believe in yourself how will somebody else believe in you?” — Deion Sanders
  8. “I always wanted to make sure my parents didn’t have to work again for the rest of their lives.” — Deion Sanders
  9. “It’s gonna be a lot of zeros in that contract. You gonna think it’s alphabet soup or something, all those zeros in there.” — Deion Sanders
  10. “Don’t dismiss the fact that we’re always recruiting. So when those high school kids that are on recruiting trips see this kind of stuff, it’s… One of the big fellas just said, ‘Hey man it’s different. This is straight-up different here.’” — Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders Quotes

  1. “Your discipline is consistently keeping you back.” — Deion Sanders
  2. “The only limits that exist are the ones you place on yourself.” — Deion Sanders
  3. “Never underestimate the power of hard work and determination.” — Deion Sanders
  4. “The key to success is to stay focused on your goals and never give up.” — Deion Sanders
  5. “If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.” — Deion Sanders
  6. “I don’t think anybody in the game over the last several years has made more plays than Richard Sherman.” — Deion Sanders
  7. “If I don’t like what I see, I may just have to go down there and play. You never know when I might put on a uniform.” — Deion Sanders
  8. “There is no way a guy can have that much ability, and that kind of instinct, vision and burst and he shouldn’t be playing.” — Deion Sanders
  9. “You need an escape, a getaway, something to separate your mind from what is going on. Sometimes your career is about that.” — Deion Sanders
  10. “He can do anything. He’s a big-play guy. And guys like him need to be on the field and have the ball in their hands as much as they can get it.” — Deion Sanders

More About Deion Sanders

Here are a few more details about the legendary athlete Deion Sanders.

Name In full: Deion Luwynn Sanders            Nicknames: Prime Time, Neon Deion, & Coach Prime

Born: August 9, 1967, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. (age 56)

Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)                                      Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)

Awards and honors: Pro Football Hall of Fame (2012), Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted 2011), 2 Super Bowl championships, 6 All-Pro selections, 8 Pro Bowl selections, & 1994 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Deion Sanders Career Highlights And Awards As A Player

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXIX, XXX)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1992–1994, 1996–1998)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1999)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (1991–1994, 1996–1999)
  • NFL kickoff return yards leader (1992)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1989)
  • Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor
  • Jim Thorpe Award (1988)
  • 2× Unanimous All-American (1987, 1988)
  • Florida State Seminoles Jersey No. 2 honored


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