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Deion Sanders’s book tour has seen him on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and NBC’s Today Show, where he received a thoughtful gift for his pregnant daughter. The last leg of his book tour finale saw him visit the Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado Boulder. And it was here that Coach Prime has earned an extravagant act of generosity from Zimbabwe.

The YouTube channel Reach The People Media captured every bit of his emotional book promotion tour, and the last lap has been no exception. In the latest video, Deion Sanders is seen engaging in interaction with fans at Boulder without having any hint of what was awaiting him — a staggering 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar bill. The fan about to gift him this unique present turned to the camera and said, “This is from Zimbabwe. It’s a 100 billion dollars, and I guess they have trillion dollar notes as well, but it’s a real note.”

On questioning the purpose of the note, the fan shared, “I’m going to give it to Coach Prime to pay for his parking tickets to CU. That’s why I’m giving it to Coach Prime.” Well, if you’re surprised by the 100 billion dollar bill, there is an explanation.


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Due to hyperinflation, Zimbabwe had to introduce a 100 billion dollar bill, over a decade ago. The bill’s value has diminished due to inflation and is now seen as a novelty. The Zimbabwean dollar isn’t globally recognized but converting it using the current exchange rate would be $310 million USD.

Coach Prime’s new book “Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field,” came out on March 12. Since then the Buffs coach has been busy promoting it across four different cities. Before his last stop in Colorado, Sanders paid a visit to The Dock Bookshop in Dallas March 16.

Earlier he visited the Barnes and Noble Cumberland, Atlanta, where a massive crowd was gathered to see him. Sanders’s book tour journey started in New York and it was here that he received a special gift.

Deion Sanders receives two gifts on the TODAY show


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A few days back, Coach Prime made a memorable appearance on The TODAY Show to promote his newly launched book. The topic of him becoming a grandfather at 56, now that his daughter, Deiondra, is expecting a child, surfaced. Known for his quick wit and charismatic personality, the coach instantly replied, “But I don’t know if I am ready to be a granddad. Grandpa Prime!”


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The show’s hosts later handed Coach Prime a gift hamper which contained two gifts. The first was a white baby T-shirt and The Little Engine That Could, a cherished book. In a tweet back in 2015, Deion Sanders expressed his fondness for the book and even ranked it among his favorite books alongside the Bible. 


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Besides these tangible presents, the hosts also gifted him a new title, “Pop Pop (Papa) Prime.” Now that his book tour is reaching its conclusion, what do you make of the extravagant gift for Coach Prime from Zimbabwe?


Written by:

Soheli Tarafdar


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Soheli Tarafdar is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Soheli is fascinated by the fusion of teamwork, those split-second decisions, and the raw physical power of football athletes. She loves decoding the locker room rumors, the cryptic posts, and the behind-the-scenes drama brewing in the college football world.
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Shubhankar Adhikari