Coach Prime Deion Sanders Scores Guinness World Record With Massive Football Lesson
Some would say Deion Sanders has earned his money and more since being signed as the head coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, and he hasn’t even completed his first year. Another week, another record. This past weekend, on Nov. 5, Sanders entered the Guinness World Record after holding a football lesson at the school’s facility.
According to Buff Beats, the NFL Hall of Famer, who also answers to Coach Prime, set the Guinness World Record for the largest American football lesson when he conducted one at the CU Indoor Practice Facility. He did the lesson with Colorado and UCHealth and broke the record of 250 people attending such an event when he attracted 280 participants.
The event was a football clinic that brought out children between 7 and 10. There was also a question and answer session for the adults who attended. According to CBS News, the coach also had help with the instructions given to the kids by CU football alumni Darian Hagan and Lance Carl.
The clinic was part of UCHealth’s Ready.Set.CO initiative that encourages Colorado residents to lead a healthy lifestyle. Coach Prime has been given the informal “Chief Motivation Officer” role for the Ready.Set.CO challenge, according to the website.
Sanders has been a boon to the spirit, finances, and sports program ever since he accepted the head coaching position at the school. Yahoo Finance reported last month that he has reportedly generated $90.6 million in revenue for the university from ad deals to celebrity endorsements and increased media coverage. Not only that, but the football team had a 1-12 record last year, and even if the team loses its remaining games, they will still have a better record as they sit at a record of 3-4.
The Buffaloes will have a chance to even their win-loss total at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. They welcome No. 23rd-ranked Arizona for the school’s Senior Day.