Shilo Sanders is an American Football player, who plays college football for Jackson State University. He’s probably best known for being one of the sons of the former National Football League (NFL) cornerback and current head coach for the University of Colorado Boulder football team, Deion Sanders.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Shilo Sanders is a native of Canton, Texas, who was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 9 February 2000, which makes him 23 years old as of 2023. He was born into an athletic family to Deion Sanders and his second wife, Pilar Biggers-Sanders, who is a reality TV star and former model. Shilo has four siblings – his younger biological brother and sister are Shedeur and Shelomi Sanders, and his half-siblings are Deiondra and Deion Sanders Jr. Shilo grew up very physically active, playing baseball, basketball and American Football as a child.
Sanders attended Trinity Christian School, situated in Cedar Hill, Texas. He played wide receiver and cornerback for the school’s football team and was considered one of the best high school Football players in Texas. After his matriculation, Sanders enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where he played for two seasons before transferring to Jackson State University.
During his junior high school days, Shilo helped Cedar Hill High School’s football team win a state championship, then trained by Troy Williams at Trinity Christian School. Shilo played 10 games in his first season at Jackson State Tigers, recording two interceptions, six pass breakups, and 24 tackles. In 2018, he helped the team win the TAPPS Division II state championship. As a senior, Sanders recorded five interceptions and 19 tackles and was ranked at position 62 on the list of the best cornerbacks in the country on the 247 Sports Composite. He was drafted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference All-SWAC Second Team and was later named SWAC Freshman of the Year.
Shilo is an entrepreneur who founded the firm, Headache Gang.
Sanders is active on Instagram (@shilosanders), with over 530,000 followers. He joined Twitter (@ShiloSanders) in May 2013 and is followed by over 30,000 fans as of mid-2023. Moreover, he has a self-titled YouTube channel that has around 70,000 subscribers.
Shilo is very secretive when it comes to his dating life and has not introduced anyone as his girlfriend as of 2023. He is seemingly single, and focused on his football career.
Shilo’s Parents’ Relationship
Shilo’s father, Deion, has divorced twice. In 1989, he walked the aisle with the notary signature agent, real estate broker and model Carolyn Chambers, with whom he welcomed two children: Deiondra and Deion Sanders Jr. The couple divorced in 1998. In 1999, he exchanged vows with the fitness trainer, actress and model, Pilar Biggers, but the couple divorced in 2013 and Deion was granted custody of their three children. After the second divorce, Sanders began dating the American businesswoman and TV personality, Tracey Edmonds.
In 2012, Shilo’s father was penalized for misdemeanor simple assault after an altercation with his ex-wife, Pilar, who was detained and charged with misdemeanor family violence. The former couple often argued, and Deion previously tweeted ‘Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges!’ after his Pilar allegedly attacked him. In 2015, Deion sued Pilar for defamation after she allegedly made statements on social media and television accusing him of attacking her and threatening to murder her. However, the court dismissed the case since he failed to provide enough evidence to support his allegations.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Shilo is of Afro-American ethnicity, and has a pair of dark brown eyes and carbon-black hair. He stands 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs approximately 195lbs (88kgs). He has an athletic, muscular body.
Shilo has not yet turned professional; nonetheless, he’s apparently accumulated a decent sum from his college football career and is worth approximately $5 million as of 2023. On the other hand, his father is worth around $50 million.
Shilo’s Father, Deion Sanders: Brief Biography
Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr., aka Prime Time, was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 9 August 1967 (55 years old), in Fort Myers, Florida, to Mims Sanders and Connie Sanders. He has excelled in both baseball and American Football and as of 2023 is the only American athlete who has ever won both the World Series and Super Bowl titles. The 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall athlete played football for Florida State University, where he scooped the Jim Thorpe Award in his senior year. In the 1989 NFL draft, he was selected by Atlanta Falcons to play as a cornerback. Sanders Sr. played for various other teams including Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Ravens in his NFL career that spanned 14 seasons, as a wide receiver, punt returner, and kick-off returner. Moreover, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder, for various teams including New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, and Atlanta Braves – he played for nine seasons.
In 2011, Deion was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. After his retirement, Sanders pursued a coaching and sports analyst career. From 2020 to 2022, he served as Jackson State University’s head coach – he led the team to two Celebration Bowl appearances. Sanders began serving as the head coach for Colorado Buffaloes in 2022.
Deiondra is Deion Sander’s eldest daughter, born in April 1992 (31 years old as of 2023). She has made various appearances – together with her family – in the Oxygen network’s reality show, “Deion and Pilar: Prime Time Love” (2008), the OWN TV show “Deion’s Family Playbook,” (2014 and 2015) and “Paradise Hotel” in 2019. Deiondra has served as Communications Director for Sc3 Sports Management according to her LinkedIn profile. She is the co-founder of the online shoe store, House of Sole.
— Deiondra Sanders (@DeiondraSanders) September 6, 2021
Deion Sanders Jr.
Deion Jr. was born on 1 December 1993 and is currently 29 years old. He played wide receiver for Atlanta Sports Academy, Georgia, and Marcus High School, situated in Dallas, Texas. He later played college football at the Texas-based Southern Methodist University. Deion Jr. inherited his dad’s musical talent – in 2011 he released the rap song “Swaggin” and in 2022, he released the tracks “Kandy” and “Money Old.”
Shedeur Sanders is the third son of Deion Sanders, born on 7 February 2002. He played quarterback for Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill School, where his dad was the offensive co-ordinator. He later began playing college football for Jackson State University (2021), just like his elder brother,Shilo, and his father.
Shelomi is the youngest of Deion Sanders’ children, born on 14 December 2003. She is a talented basketball player, who began playing for Jackson State University in 2022.