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 Sunday, Nov. 5, Sanders entered himself into 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 did so at the CU Indoor Practice Facility. He did the event with Colorado and UCHealth and broke the record of 250 people attending such an event when he was able to draw 280 participants.
The event was a football clinic that brought out children between the ages of 7 and 10. There was also a question and answer session for the adults who attended. The coach also had help with the instructions given to the kids by CU football alumni Darian Hagan and Lance Carl according to CBS News.
The clinic was done as part of UCHealth’s Ready.Set.CO initiative that encourages Colorado residents to lead a healthy lifestyle. Coach Prime has been given the informal role of “Chief Motivation Officer” 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 Saturday, Nov. 11. They are welcoming No. 23rd-ranked Arizona for the school’s Senior Day.
Deion Sanders Sets Guinness World Record At The University of Colorado Boulder