Atlanta Falcons owner and CEO Arthur M. Blank had the following comments regarding today's announcement from Dallas of former Falcons cornerback Deion Sanders being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
"On behalf of the Atlanta Falcons and all Falcons fans, I want to offer our congratulations to Deion Sanders on becoming a first ballot member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame today. Deion is the first player drafted by the Falcons to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and we are proud and excited for him," Blank said.
"During his outstanding NFL career, which spanned 14 seasons and 188 NFL games, Deion was widely regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He epitomized excellence on the playing field and was a tremendously gifted athlete who possessed great vision, instincts, and world class speed. He was an electrifying performer who put fans on the edge of their seats every time he manned his cornerback position or dropped back to receive a kickoff or field a punt. Deion is, without question, one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL."