Coach Deion Sanders has had an impact on the Jackson State football program in less than three years,

His contributions at JSU went beyond just football. He has been expelled from the institution where Robert Brazile,

Robert Brazile has returned to the national spotlight. And they've quickly changed the way people talk about HBCU athletics.

From 2014 until Sanders' arrival in 2020, Jackson State went without a winning campaign.Why it was significant 

After setting a program record with 11 wins and several other successes that earned Sanders the title of FCS Coach of the Year,

James Meredith, a pioneer in the civil rights movement integrating Ole Miss after starting his academic career at Jackson State

Soon after arriving in Jackson, he met with Sanders and explained to the Pro Football Hall of Famer how influential he could be.

Since James Meredith transferred from Jackson State to Ole Miss, "I told him that was the most important thing," stated Meredith.