Deion Sanders: The Best Quotes From Prime Time

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison09/29/23


Deion Sanders is one of the most iconic sports figures in football history. During his time at Florida State, Sanders was a two-time All-American and one of the best players in not just Seminole history, but all of college football history. The fifth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, Sanders went on to have a Hall of Fame NFL career. He played for five different teams, most notably the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys. He won two Super Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro player six different times. On top of that, much like Bo Jackson, Sanders also played in MLB. Since his retirement, Deion Sanders worked as a TV personality and analyst, before making the decision to get into coaching. He started at the high school level, before moving to Jackson State in 2020. He took over Colorado’s football program prior to the 2023 season, bringing his sons, Shedeur Sanders and Shilo Sanders, along with former No. 1 overall recruit Travis Hunter with him to Boulder.

Deion Sanders has had a long and successful career in football. Known for his outgoing and large personality, Sanders has produced his fair share of memorable quotes.

10 Best Quotes From Deion Sanders

  1. “I will not answer any questions unless you address me, ‘Coach Prime.'”
  2. “If you look good, you feel good, If you feel good, you play good, If you play good, they pay good.”
  3. “I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me.”
  4. “If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.”
  5. “Playing on ESPN2 and not ESPN. Not being invited to bowl games when some teams are 6-5 and really not worthy. I want to know why that is not on the table for HBCUs. When I say level the playing field, I want to level it in every aspect of the word. I just truly want our kids to understand that there is a navigation system that leads us to the NFL like it once did.”
  6. “People say there’s no ‘I’ in team. Well, there’s not. But there’s an ‘I’ in win.”
  7. “Look good, play good. Play good, eat good. Eat good, die good.”
  8. “I don’t care what they say about me when I’m through with sports. I don’t want to be known as anything else in life but a great father.”
  9. “Time is a wonderful storyteller.”
  10. Bill Belichick is the best professional football coach I think ever lived. I’m upset that I played for a plethora of teams and never got an opportunity to play for Bill Belichick.”

Inspirational Quotes From Prime Time

  • “If you don’t believe in yourself how will somebody else believe in you?”
  • “I never wear the same shoes twice.”
  • “I would do this for free as long as you’re doing it for free.”

Leadership Quotes From Deion Sanders

  • “I expect to be great. I expect to do what hasn’t been done. I expect to provoke change.”
  • “Whenever you make a promise, you have a responsibility to that promise.”
  • “The problem I have with Bill Parcells is him quitting. I don’t like guys quitting. If you sign up for something, finish the job, get the job done. Don’t quit. It is a three-year formula, he goes in, gets his three years and then he quits and walks out of there with a bucket full of money. I don’t like that part of it”
  • “Athletes know kids look up to them, and it’s important for athletes to be responsible.”
  • “There’s no class to manage people. There’s no class to teach on how to handle millions. There’s no class to teach us how to manage time.”
  • “I don’t know where all this stuff comes from. I have to respond because, you know, my momma taught me that. You ain’t just gonna attack me and I ain’t gonna sit back and say nothing. But I’m happy for that dude, man. I don’t know him, but I’m happy for him. I wish the best for him. I really do. My success ain’t got nothing to do with his, so why wouldn’t I want him to succeed? I don’t know how people get down like that. My blessings ain’t got nothing to do with his blessings.”

Funny Quotes From Prime Time

  • “It’s gonna be a lot of zeroes in that contract. You gonna think it’s alphabet soup or something, all those zeroes in there.”
  • “I’m married to football, baseball is my girlfriend.”
  • “Water covers two-thirds of the Earth. I cover the rest.”
  • “You don’t go from a Yugo to a Benz, back to a Yugo.”
  • “The Rock could be our president if he wants to. He’s got 390 million followers. I mean, if he just asked everybody to give $1 to the university, I think we’d have no problems with the NIL.”
  • “My kids rankings are tough. It’s a serious run right now. It really is. It’s a serious run right now. I’m the only one that’s honest about ranking my kids. You guys act like you love all of them the same and you don’t. I don’t know why y’all act like that.”

Team Attitude From Deion Sanders

  • “Sure we’re in limos. We’re stars. How else is a star supposed to travel?”
  • “Confidence is my natural odor.”
  • “We’re going to score. And when we score, we’re going to celebrate.”
  • “Whenever you have to come to my house and convince me to leave my home and play football, deep down in my heart I really don’t want to play, but I really don’t want to let you down.”
  • “I didn’t say bought in. I never used the word bought because they would think like we’re selling something. They believe. They believe.”

Success Quotes From Prime Time

  • “What separates us (Hall of Fame players) is that we expect to be great.”
  • “I always wanted to make sure my parents didn’t have to work again for the rest of their lives.”
  • “When we have the public success we also have private struggles.”
  • “Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the masters of finding something that you didn’t suspect.”
  • “Don’t dismiss the fact that we’re always recruiting. So when those high school kids that are on recruiting trips see this kind of stuff, it’s… One of the big fellas just said, ‘Hey man it’s different. This is straight-up different here.’”