Cowboys legend Deion Sanders dominates in 1st game at Jackson State, after Aikman cameos pre-game
Hall of Famer Deion Sanders coached his first collegiate game on Sunday for Jackson State. The Tigers started their season with a dominant 53-0 win at home against Edward Waters College. Jackson State’s offense was running on all cylinders and the defense came through with a shutout in the former Dallas Cowboys star’s debut.
Jackson State’s season was postponed in the fall after the FCS decided to move their season to the spring and their eight-game slate began on Sunday.
Previously Sanders had been the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Texas before accepting the job at Jackson State as head coach. During his tenure, Sanders was a part of back-to-back state titles, coaching his son, Shedeur Sanders, at quarterback. Sanders’ son is a 4-star recruit and signed his NLI in December to play for his father at Jackson State.
Before the game, fellow Cowboys legend Troy Aikman surprised Sanders to congratulate him on his first college game.
Troy Aikman pulled up to support former teammate Deion Sanders in his college football coaching debut 🙌
(via @TroyAikman) pic.twitter.com/smgVkxP7zo
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 21, 2021
Sanders and Jackson State will continue their season on February 27 at home against Mississippi Valley State.
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