Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

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by Glen Macnow
     
 

Deion Sanders was known as "Prime Time" because he always played his best when the most people were watching. The only man to play in both the Super Bowl and the World Series, Sanders was a two-sport star. Author Glen Macnow puts the reader in the center of the action, as he tells the story of how Sanders came to be considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL

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Deion Sanders was known as "Prime Time" because he always played his best when the most people were watching. The only man to play in both the Super Bowl and the World Series, Sanders was a two-sport star. Author Glen Macnow puts the reader in the center of the action, as he tells the story of how Sanders came to be considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history.

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Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
This sports biography describes an unusual pro football star as a “two-way player.” Ever hear that phrase? It refers to someone who can do more than one thing in more than one sport incredibly well. Sanders could reverse his game positions and then turn around and serve as a formidable weapon for an opposing team, while playing in another game or sport and still perform in astounding ways. He is the only athlete in sports history to star in both a World Series and a Super Bowl. In 1992, Sanders was the only player dressed in uniform and ready to play two different professional sports on the same day! Football and baseball made his career a colorful one, while his flashy style called attention to his energy, skills, and extraordinary performances. A young man raised in the housing projects of the American South, Sanders worked hard for every achievement he gained. He began playing baseball at age five, under his father’s guidance. At eight, he was playing in Pop Warner League football. His heroes were all black athletes. During his high school year, Sanders participated in baseball, basketball, and track, but he preferred basketball. He wound up playing football after he astounded some of the coaches and adults who watched him during his younger days. He played for Florida State in college and subbed in as needed for other teams. He was described as “A Man with Many Talents.” As a young, strong, multi-talented sports figure, Sanders moved easily between different sports and set new records. Color photos of Sanders throughout the years are included, and there are many action photos as well. We even see him as he retires, still pushing himself. Sanders continues to devote himself to many charitable organizations and events, although as a retiree, he claims that fishing is his main sport. Sanders has led an amazing life, doing the things he loved to do from the time of his childhood. Young readers will find inspiration and wonder in the remarkable achievements that mark Sanders’ life in sports. Other books in the “Hall of Fame Sports Greats” series feature Michael Jordan and Cal Ripken. Visit speedingstar.com for additional information about these good biographies for sports-minded young readers. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622850457
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
836,935
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Glen Macnow has been a host on 610-WIP sports talk radio for eleven years, following a career as a sportswriter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has written more than 15 books, including two extremely popular volumes he co-authored on local sports-The Great Philadelphia Fan Book and The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate.

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Deion Sanders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Ddd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Prime time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She yawned and walked out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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