The athletes of today are capable of remarkable things, but there may never be another pair of players as well-rounded as Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Jackson and Sanders are without a doubt the most established dual-sport athletes, and the unique distinction made them two of the biggest stars of the late '80s and early '90s. Both men enjoyed success on the football field and the baseball diamond, but "Primetime" Deion Sanders has a slight edge over Bo Jackson when it comes to balancing both sports.
On October 11, 1992, Deion Sanders made history by becoming the first (and to this day, only) player to dress for two professional sports teams in a single day. Early in the day, Sanders' Atlanta Falcons lost 17-21 to the Miami Dolphins, but "Neon Deion" was a force to be reckoned with and played nearly every single snap. After the game, Deion hopped in a limo and boarded an awaiting plane which flew him from Miami to Pittsburgh, where the Braves were scheduled for an NLCS match up against the Pirates. Suited up for action, Sanders did not take the field during the Braves' loss, but made history nonetheless by becoming the first athlete to dress for two professional games in one day.
Deion Sanders is known for his signature Nike crosstrainers and cleats. Along with Bo, the versatility of Deion's game was the perfect marketing tie-in for the growing popularity of crosstrainers. In '92, Sanders had yet to receive a signature model, although the cleats he wore were aesthetically similar to his models that would follow.
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