Deion Sanders sets Guinness World Record

Deion Sanders earned a Guinness World Record for the largest American football lesson at the CU Indoor Practice Facility in Boulder.

Sanders, CU, and UCHealth hosted the event, which drew over 280 individuals. The Guinness World Record adjudicator told CBS News that the last record set had 250 participants.

The site said that the Guinness World Record includes football training for 7-10-year-olds. Darian Hagan and Lance Carl, CU football alumni, coached parents and kids. Sports Illustration said that Hall-of-Famer Sanders witnessed the record-setting event.

Sanders coached the University of Colorado after retiring from football and baseball. He formerly coached Jackson State University for four years on a $1.2 million contract.

Sanders played football, baseball, and track at Florida State University after excelling in high school. He became the only player to play in both Super Bowls and World Series.

Sanders was one of the world's highest-paid athletes in the late 1990s, earning $10-15 million per year from endorsements and baseball and NFL contracts.

His career earnings were just under $60 million, with $45 million from NFL and $13 million from MLB, according to reports that estimate his net worth at $45 million.

The data have not been verified by Face2Face Africa. Sanders also made millions from Nike, Pepsi, Sega, Burger King, American Express, and Pizza Hut endorsements.

Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr., born August 9, 1967, in Fort Myers, Florida, went to North Fort Myers High School and loved football, basketball, and baseball.

The 1985 Florida High School Association All-Century team included him. The top 33 Florida high school football players of the past century were on the team. He declined the Kansas City Royals' Major League Baseball draft offer that year.