Congratulations are in order as NFL hall of famer Deion Sanders has officially been named the head coach of Jackson state University’s football team!
“God called me to Jackson State,” says Sanders as he appeared on the very first episode of 21st and prime on Sunday, reports ESPN.
“I am truly blessed to be the 21st Head football coach of Jackson State University,” read a forwarded statement to the University on Monday.
He continues, “It’s my desire to continue this storied tradition and history of JSU and prayerfully bring more national recognition to the athletes, the university, the Sonic Boom of the South, and HBCUs in general.”
”Coach Sanders is student-athlete centered and cares about young men and their wellbeing beyond the football field. We expect to compete for and win championships at Jackson State, and Coach Sanders will help us achieve those goals,” states athletic director Ashley Robinson in a forwarded statement on Monday.