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Deion Sanders glorifies God as Colorado football coach

Sports star Deion Sanders is relishing his role as the new head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes. It began upon his introduction in the new position.

“Don’t you ever tell me what God ain’t,” he said. “Don’t you ever tell me his limits. Don’t you ever tell me what you’re up against and what you can’t do. Out of all the persons in the world, God chose me? For that, I thank you. For that, I love him. For that, I magnify him. For that, I glorify him. For that, I praise him. For that, I owe him. Each and every day, I’m trying to please him.”

Sanders played in the NFL for 14 seasons and also was an outfielder for nine seasons in Major League Baseball . He won two Super Bowl titles and made one World Series appearance in 1992, making him the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. Sanders mentioned a 2021 medical scare in which he was hospitalized with a femoral arterial blood clot, a life-threatening condition. Doctors considered amputating his left leg before amputating two toes on his left foot.

“It’s funny how God always takes me to the unthinkable and provokes me to do the things that people wouldn’t fathom doing,” he said. “And I never would have thought at this time last year when I was lying up in the hospital dealing with these blood clots getting two toes amputated and the sides of my legs cut out that I would be in Colorado in this beautiful weather, this beautiful place, this beautiful city. Don’t you ever tell me nothing that God can’t do. This is flat-out incredible. God is incredible.”

Sanders also discussed his faith during a meeting with the Colorado players, telling them, “Usually when God sends me to a place, he sends me to a place to be a conduit of change.”

–Alan Goforth | MV

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