Led by Deion Sanders, five people will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
Sanders played five seasons as a cornerback with the Falcons and 3 1/2 as an outfielder with the Braves, becoming the only athlete to play in a World Series (with the Braves) and a Super Bowl (with the 49ers). The former Florida State star was drafted by the Falcons as the No. 5 overall pick in 1989.
With the Falcons, he intercepted 24 passes and scored 10 touchdowns. In his 14 seasons in the NFL, he intercepted 53 passes and totaled 7,838 all-purpose yards with 22 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
After two seasons with the Yankees, Sanders signed with the Braves in 1991 and played in 292 games, and he appeared in the World Series in 1992. He finished with a .263 career batting average and had 72 doubles, 43 triples, 39 home runs and 186 stolen bases in his nine-season career.
Sanders will be joined by Ronald Bradley, who was one of the country’s winningest boys high school basketball coaches, coaching at seven Georgia schools over 48 seasons; Steve Lundquist, an Atlanta native and Jonesboro High graduate who won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and 400-meter medley relay in 1984 Olympics; the late Earl Mann, the former president, general manager and owner of the Atlanta Crackers; and Homer Rice, a former athletic director at Georgia Tech.
In addition, Tech associate athletic director Wayne Hogan will be honored with the 2013 Community Service Award, and Norcross High, which became the first school in GHSA history to win state titles in football, boys basketball and girls basketball in the same academic year, will be honored as the 2013 Star of the Year.
The reception begins at 6 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online at www.atlantasportshalloffame.org. For more information, call 770-714-2246. Additional information is available at www.facebook.com/atlantasportshalloffame.