Madden NFL All-25: CB Deion Sanders

By EA SPORTS Aug 2, 2013

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Madden NFL, we’ve compiled the best players in Madden history with help from our EA SPORTS GameChangers.Today's reveal is cornerback Deion Sanders.


The flashiest corner in NFL history was also one of the most dominant, earning two Super Bowl titles and eight All-Pro selections in his career.

“It was just foolish to try and throw to Sanders’ side of the field in Madden NFL ’95.  His inclusion on the All-25 Team is a given, and it will give younger players of Madden NFL 25 a chance to experience a player from a different era nearly 20 years later.” - Brian Parker

“Deion was as impressive in Madden NFL ‘95 as he was in real life. If you were crazy enough to throw to his side of the field, he could take any throw back to the house.” - Shaun Mason

“Sanders played in a Madden era where speed was a huge factor, and his speed separated him from the rest!” – Zfarls

And that’s the key. Deion had a 99 Speed rating and a 99 Acceleration, as well as 99 Man Coverage and 98 Zone Coverage. He was basically unstoppable.

Madden NFL ‘95 was the first time I realized that a shutdown corner could be represented in a video game. That shutdown corner was Deion Sanders. With his blazing speed, it was nearly impossible to throw on his side of the field. Deion taught me how to use my other receivers and one side of the field.  – Simfballcritic

“Deion is my favorite defensive player in Madden NFL history. Deion Sanders was the first defensive player that I ever used exclusively. Although interceptions were hard to come by in the early versions of Madden, if Deion got his hands on a ball, it was lights out. A defensive touchdown machine and one that could easily get you double digit INT's in a season.” - Corey Andress


Looking for the rest of the All-25 roster? Check back over the next few weeks as more of the greatest football video game athletes are revealed.

Madden NFL 25 will be available on Tuesday, August 27, for Xbox 360 and PS3, and fans can learn more at the Madden website. Pre-order today to receive exclusive Franchise Packs for your Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team!