Deion Sanders back on Jackson State football sideline for first time in weeks

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BATON ROUGE — Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders is in Baton Rouge with the Tigers for Saturday's game against Southern. He made the trip to Louisiana after being released from the hospital earlier in the week.

Sanders is still recovering from complications from foot surgery. He is in a motorized wheelchair. He wore a headset during the game. He missed the Tigers' past three games while being hospitalized.

It's a big game for Jackson State, considering the Tigers can clinch the SWAC East and a spot in the conference title game if they win. Jackson State hasn't beaten Southern since 2014.

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Sanders recently opened up about his time in the hospital in a video on Thee Pregame show's YouTube page.

Jackson State won all three games while Sanders was out, under interim coach Gary Harrell.

Sanders' son, freshman quarterback Shedeur Sanders, threw 10 touchdowns during that time. He has 23 passing touchdowns, which is eight shy of the Tigers' single-season record of 31.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Deion Sanders is back on Jackson State football sideline vs. Southern

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