The University of Colorado’s new football head coach Deion Sanders doesn’t seem to have any plans to leave Boulder anytime soon. The Pro Football Hall of Fame member and coveted coach purchased a mansion in Longmont, Colorado, for an undisclosed price earlier this year. The 6,457-square-foot residence sits on 2.5 acres of land and was previously listed for $3.97 million.
Sanders, who is often considered the greatest cornerback in NFL history, played professionally for 14 seasons for teams such as the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. In addition, he was a Major League Baseball outfielder for nine seasons, playing for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and San Francisco Giants. Following his retirement, Sanders began working as a sports analyst before going into coaching. After serving as the head football coach for the Jackson State Tigers for two years, Sanders was snagged by the University of Colorado to revive its football program.
In his new position, Sanders’ is set to earn $5.5 million in his first season — which includes a base salary of $500,000, $1.75 million appearances, $1.75 million for promotion and fundraising, and $1.5 million for student-athlete development. Overall, Sanders has a net worth of $40 million.
A Look Inside Sanders’ New Digs
Built in 2016, the home is part of a luxury community that includes a private 40-acre lake, gardens, and 50 fruit trees.
The estate features a circular driveway that leads directly to the home. Inside, the home is filled with amenities such as Savant automation, a geothermal heating and cooling system. Natural light is present as a result of walls of windows throughout the home.
And that’s not all.
An exposed-beam ceiling and natural wood flooring are the highlights of the living room and dining room areas. The kitchen includes a stone-countertop center island, high-end appliances and an eating area.
Sanders’ residence includes four bedrooms and a master suite. The ensuite includes an exposed stone wall, a fireplace, spacious windows, and a private terrace overlooking Long’s Peak: a soaking tub and a set of vanities round out the large bathroom.
Highlights of the home’s lower level include a state-of-the-art media room and gymnasium.
Comfort and Efficiency A Must For Coach Prime
When Sanders arrived at Jackson State University, he purchased a luxe farmhouse in Canton, Mississippi. Sanders placed the 5,300 square-foot residence on the market for $1.5 million. The residence sits on 42 acres of land and includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
To date, the property is still on the market.
Before relocating to Mississippi, Sanders lived in Texas for several years. In 1999 Sanders built a 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Prosper, Texas. The 29,000 square-foot residence included an entertainment wing. Sanders sold the property in 2014 for $15 million and then rented a “tiny house” in a nearby community. Soon after, he built a 600 square-foot lakefront tiny home in Cedar Hill, Texas.