Today in Postseason History: Deion plays for Falcons, flies to Pittsburgh for NLCS
Today in Postseason History: Deion does NFL and NLCS
For most people, a wonderful fall day consists of raking leaves in their favorite hoodie, picking pumpkins and then relaxing on the couch to watch some MLB postseason action.
But when your nickname is "Prime Time," chances are you're not "most people."
On Oct. 11, 1992, Deion Sanders returned two kicks and one punt for the Atlanta Falcons in a game against the Dolphins in Miami.
He hauled in one reception for nine yards and helped hold Dan Marino to 250 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. After the Dolphins won, 21-17, Prime Time hustled to catch a flight to Pittsburgh to meet up with the Braves for Game 5 of the NLCS.
Had he gotten in, Sanders would have been the first person to play in games in two major American professional sports leagues on the same day. Sadly, he was left out of the starting lineup and wasn't used as a substitute in the 7-1 Pirates victory.