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Deion Sanders' Career Stats Soon To Put Atlanta Falcons Great In Hall Of Fame

Deion Sanders, already a member of the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor, will be announced shortly as a member of the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in August. Though he won't technically be the first player to play for the Falcons who makes it in, he's the first who wouldn't have made it in without the the seasons he played for Atlanta.

And while career stats don't really tell the whole story when it comes to defensive backs, Sanders still has an impressive list of numbers. His 53 interceptions rank No. 23 all-time, and he's No. 4 all-time in interception return yardage and touchdowns. His returns on kicks, punts, and interceptions make him the NFL's all-time leader in career non-offensive touchdowns with 19, and he also added three as a part-time wide receiver.

Sanders was named an eight-time Pro Bowler, six-time All-Pro, and one-time AP Defensive Player of the Year.

For more on this year's other finalists and inductees, visit the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame StoryStream at SB Nation's NFL hub.

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1989 22 ATL RCB/PR/KR/lcb 21 15 10 5 52 0 22 2 2 1 0 0 39
1990 23 ATL RCB/PR/KR 21 16 16 3 153 2 82 0 4 2 0 0 50
1991* 24 ATL RCB/PR/KR 21 15 15 1.0 6 119 1 55 2 1 1 0 0 49
1992*+ 25 ATL RCB/KR 21 13 12 3 105 0 55 2 3 2 0 0 66
1993*+ 26 ATL RCB 21 11 10 7 91 0 41 1 0 0 0 0 34
1994*+ 27 SFO RCB 21 14 12 6 303 3 93 0 0 1 0 0 34 2
1995 28 DAL LCB 21 9 9 2 34 0 34 25 1
1996*+ 29 DAL RCB/wr 21 16 15 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 15 1 31 2
1997*+ 30 DAL RCB/PR 21 13 12 2 81 1 50 0 1 0 0 0 30 3
1998*+ 31 DAL RCB/PR 21 11 11 5 153 1 71 0 1 1 0 0 22 3
1999* 32 DAL RCB/PR 21 14 14 3 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 40 2
2000 33 WAS RCB/PR 21 16 15 4 91 0 32 1 3 2 0 0 38 3
2004 37 BAL 37 9 2 3 87 1 48 5 7 1
2005 38 BAL 37 16 4 2 57 0 33 5 0 1 0 0 0 27 3
Career 188 157 1.0 53 1331 9 93 10 10 19 13 15 1 492 20
5 yrs ATL 70 63 1.0 24 520 3 82 7 10 6 0 0 238
5 yrs DAL 63 61 14 273 2 71 2 5 4 15 1 148 11
2 yrs BAL 25 6 5 144 1 48 10 0 1 0 0 0 34 4
1 yr SFO 14 12 6 303 3 93 0 0 1 0 0 34 2
1 yr WAS 16 15 4 91 0 32 1 3 2 0 0 38 3
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Generated 2/5/2011.
Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Tm G Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1989 ATL 15 28 307 1 68 11.0 35 725 0 72 20.7 1024
1990 ATL 16 29 250 1 79 8.6 39 851 0 50 21.8 1101
1991* ATL 15 21 170 0 23 8.1 26 576 1 100 22.2 763
1992*+ ATL 13 13 41 0 14 3.2 40 1067 2 99 26.7 1149
1993*+ ATL 11 2 21 0 16 10.5 7 169 0 31 24.1 296
1994*+ SFO 14 0
1995 DAL 9 1 54 0 43 54.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 103
1996*+ DAL 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 481
1997*+ DAL 13 33 407 1 83 12.3 1 18 0 18 18.0 414
1998*+ DAL 11 24 375 2 69 15.6 1 16 0 16 16.0 491
1999* DAL 14 30 344 1 76 11.5 4 87 0 31 21.8 455
2000 WAS 16 25 185 0 57 7.4 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 184
2004 BAL 9 5 41 0 23 8.2 31
2005 BAL 16 0
Career 188 212 2199 6 83 10.4 155 3523 3 100 22.7 6492
5 yrs ATL 70 93 789 2 79 8.5 147 3388 3 100 23.0 4333
5 yrs DAL 63 89 1184 4 83 13.3 7 136 0 31 19.4 1944
2 yrs BAL 25 5 41 0 23 8.2 31
1 yr WAS 16 25 185 0 57 7.4 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 184
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Generated 2/5/2011.
Receiving
Year Age Tm G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
1989 22 ATL 15 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0.1 -0.5
1991* 24 ATL 15 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.1
1992*+ 25 ATL 13 3 45 15.0 1 37 0.2 3.5
1993*+ 26 ATL 11 6 106 17.7 1 70 0.5 9.6
1995 28 DAL 9 2 25 12.5 0 19 0.2 2.8
1996*+ 29 DAL 16 36 475 13.2 1 41 2.3 29.7
1997*+ 30 DAL 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
1998*+ 31 DAL 11 7 100 14.3 0 55 0.6 9.1
1999* 32 DAL 14 4 24 6.0 0 9 0.3 1.7
2004 37 BAL 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2005 38 BAL 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Career 188 60 784 13.1 3 70 0.3 4.2
5 yrs ATL 70 11 160 14.5 2 70 0.2 2.3
5 yrs DAL 63 49 624 12.7 1 55 0.8 9.9
2 yrs BAL 25 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/5/2011.

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