Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: NFL commentator Deion Sanders speaks during a broadcast at the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
NFL Network had an excellent commercial that aired during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that sparked the question: who is Leon Sandcastle? Sandcastle was the fictional alter-ego created by NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders, who shows up at the 2013 NFL Combine to prove that stars like RG3, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck are not the most dominant rookies ever. During the commercial, Sanders wears a wig and signs up for the combine under the name “Leon Sandcastle.” He runs a 4.2 40-yard dash, and gets hyped up by NFL Network analysts Mike Mayock and Kurt Warner. Eventually, the Kansas City Chiefs supposedly select Sandcastle No. 1 overall. The commercial led to some solid jokes: Notice how they didn’t show Leon Sandcastle tackling? — Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) February 4, 2013 Archie Sandcastle has made it known his son will not play for the joke of a franchise that is the Chiefs. — Aaron Sims (@aaronadmirals) February 4, 2013 If Al Davis were still alive, Leon Sandcastle goes in the first round. — scott pianowski (@scott_pianowski) February 4, 2013 NFL Network was well prepared for the interest its commercial would create in the “Leon Sandcastle” character. It created a website, Twitter, and Instagram account for the fictional player. They even shared this photo of Sancastle with commissioner Roger Goodell at the draft: Well done, NFL Network. Photo: Instagram/LeonSandcastle The post Leon Sandcastle-Deion Sanders drafted by Chiefs in NFL Network commercial appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Deion Sanders explains why he tweeted about the Pilar Sanders assault incident Deion Sanders Puts Bandanna on His Hall of Fame Bust (Video) Pilar Sanders: Deion Only Offering Money for Sex
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