Deion Sanders Named Sports Illustrated’s 2023 Sportsperson Of The Year

Deion Sanders can add another achievement to his resume.

On Thursday, Coach Prime was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year. Sanders becomes the first college coach in more than a decade to win the award.

It you judge Sanders based on the on-field performance, he would be among the least accomplished people to win during the award. Colorado went just 4-8 this season, finishing in last place in the Pac-12 and closing the regular season with six straight losses. But despite the poor finish, the Buffaloes improvement can’t go unmentioned. They went 1-11 in 2022 and were outscored by nearly 30 points her game.

On top of that, Sanders’ impact on Colorado saw the school generate more than $90 million in profits during their 3-0 start in September.


While four wins is definitely acceptable in his first year, Coach Prime knows that the expectations are only going to rise from here on out.