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Deion Sanders to donate half his salary for Jackson State facility upgrades

Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders walks along the sideline during the Orange Blossom Classic between Florida A&M University and Jackson State University at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.Syndication Tallahassee Democrat
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Jackson State coach Deion Sanders said Monday he will donate half his salary in order to help complete his program’s football facility renovations before the 2022 season.

Sanders, 54, has coached the HBCU since 2020, when he signed a four-year deal that averages $300,000 per year.

“I’ll put more than that on it. I’ll put half on it to get this done,” Sanders said on Instagram, per the Jackson Clarion Ledger. “If you don’t believe me, check me. I will send you the receipts.”

The FCS program is coming off an 11-2 record (8-0 SWAC) in 2021 and signed top-ranked recruit Travis Hunter, a five-star cornerback, in the Class of 2022.

–Field Level Media