As Florida State searches for a new head coach, a legendary Seminole could be throwing his hat into the ring.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafalo report that Deion Sanders is interested in succeeding Willie Taggart, who was fired earlier this week.
An All-American cornerback under Bobby Bowden, Sanders also played baseball and ran track at the school. The winner of the Jim Thorpe Award in 1988 as the nation's top defensive back, Sanders had his No. 2 retired by the school in 1995.
The Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer has coached at the high-school level, but never at the collegiate level.
A native of Fort Myers, FL, Sanders retired after in 2005 after 14 seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Sanders, a nine-time All-Pro, won two Super Bowls.
One of the most celebrated multi-sport athletes, Sanders also played 641 games over nine seasons in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants.
Taggart was fired by the school after less than two seasons on the job. After a 5-7 season in 2018, the Seminoles are 4-5 this season. Veteran assistant Odell Haggins will act as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
Florida State is next in action on Saturday when they visit Boston College.