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Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders says belongings were stolen during game

Deion Sanders listens as Jackson State University Athletic Director Ashley Robinson speaks during the announcement of Sanders as head coach for the university’s football team during a ceremony at JSU on Monday, September 21, 2020. Credit: Eric Shelton/Clarion Ledger.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders made his coaching debut with Jackson State on Sunday, leading the Tigers to a blowout 53-0 win over an NAIA program in that of Edward Waters College.

It was a dominant performance from the FCS school as the subdivision starts up a college football season that was postponed from the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately for Deion Sanders, the 53-0 win was a bit bittersweet. After the game, Sanders noted that all of his personal belongings were stolen out of the Jackson State locker room inside Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

To say that this sucks would be an understatement. If you’re stuff isn’t protected inside a locker room during a game, something further needs to be done about it. Given Sanders likes his bling, we’re sure some of the stuff was pretty darn valuable, too.

Deion Sanders debut at Jackson State

Deion Sanders, Jackson State
Jan 28, 1996; Tempe, AZ, USA; FILE PHOTO; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Deion Sanders (21) reacts on the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium. Dallas defeated Pittsburgh 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Paul Gero/The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY Sports

On to the good news. Sanders former teammate with the Dallas Cowboys, Troy Aikman, was on hand for Sanders’ coaching debut. It was a surprise for the head coach, who helped his team to a dominant win over a much lesser opponent. Sanders also received a Gatorade shower after the game.

Jackson State opened up a 31-0 halftime lead before pretty much resting its starters for the remainder of the game. This comes after a three-year span under John Hendrick that saw Jackson State boast a 6-9 overall record.

It’s certainly going to be interesting to see the FCS season play out during the spring. Obviously, Deion Sanders and his Jackson State football program will be among those most talked about.