Deion Sanders emerges as candidate for Florida State head coach

Former Seminoles All-American and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has "emerged as a candidate" to become the next Florida State coach, according to NFL Network.

Sanders, 52, has coached at the high school level, but has never coached for a college program or professional team. He has spent the vast majority of his post-athletic career serving as a TV analyst, first for CBS Sports and currently for the NFL Network.

Sanders was a two-time unanimous All-American at Florida State and the 1988 Jim Thorpe Award winner. His No. 2 jersey is retired by the Seminoles, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. As a professional, Sanders is a two-time Super Bowl champion and eight-time Pro Bowler who was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.