Jackson State's Deion Sanders named to Pro Bowl coaching staff for NFC

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Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders has been added the NFC coaching staff for Sunday's Pro Bowl (2 p.m. CT, ESPN) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, according to a release from Morgan State University.

Sanders is one of two HBCU Legacy coaches who are a part of the game. Morgan State associate head coach William Carr is the other coach and will work with the AFC. The game features former HBCU standouts in the Colts' Darius Leonard and the Eagles' Javon Hargrave, both of whom attended South Carolina State.

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Sanders was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection during Pro Football Hal of Fame playing career. He led Jackson State (11-2) to its first appearance in the Celebration Bowl, the de facto HBCU national title game, en route to winning the Eddie Robinson Award for top coach in FCS football.

Sanders coached his son, quarterback Shedeur Sanders, who won the Jerry Rice Award for top FCS freshman.

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