This Week In Black History: Deion Sanders Hits MLB Homerun And Scores NFL Touchdown In Same Week

In this week in Black History, Deion Sanders became the only person to ever hit a home run in a Major League Baseball game (Tuesday. September 5, 1989) and score a touchdown in a NFL Football game (Sunday, September 10, 1989) in the same week.

It was an incredible individual accomplishment, albeit a tough one for both the New York Yankees and Atlanta Falcons to take. They each wanted Sanders to focus on one sport, but Primetime loved both too much to give it up.

He played the ’90 season with the NY Yankees, then moved on to the Braves in Atlanta, where it was easier for him to do the two sports. Sanders later became the only person to ever play in both the World Series and the Super Bowl. “Neon Deion” was a polarizing figure, but he was clearly one of the most talented athletes of the 20th century.

Oh and the two-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer, and he can now add another accomplishment to his resume. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic reported the SWAC named Sanders its Coach of the Year for the 2021 campaign after he directed Jackson State to a 10-1 record during the regular season. Since joining the Mississippi-based HBCU, Jackson State University Tigers as the head coach of the football team, Sanders has been the talk of the NCAA.