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Daily Madden: Reflections From The Hall Of Fame

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Cornerback Deion Sanders of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers at Joe Robbie Stadium on January 29, 1995 in Miami. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Cornerback Deion Sanders of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers at Joe Robbie Stadium on January 29, 1995 in Miami. (George Rose/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Hall of Fame coach John Madden is on his way home from Canton after witnessing the induction of Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Marshall Faulk and NFL films founder Ed Sabol.

“They are in the Hall of Fame, they are in forever, and when the lights go out, the busts do talk to each other,” Madden told the KCBS morning crew from the Madden Cruiser in Wyoming.

One of those new busts belongs to one-time 49er Deion Sanders.

“He was a great football player… He really played, if there’s such a thing, three ways,” Madden said, noting Sanders’ work as a defensive back, receiver and kick returner. “He could get you on defense and once in a while on offense, and there was always a chance he could get you on special teams… He was playing major league baseball and football at the same time. I mean, how the heck do you do that?” (8:00)

(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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