Deion Sanders praises Travis Hunter after first half vs. TCU: 'He is him'
Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes went into the halftime break against No. 17 TCU leading 17-14. On the road, no less.
Colorado dominated possession. It had fewer penalties. Shedeur Sanders carved up the TCU defense, completing 22 of his 28 pass attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown. Sanders didn’t make many mistakes, though he did miss a couple throws.
Sanders had standout two-way talent Travis Hunter down the left sideline in the first quarterback but underthrew him. Later in the half, Sanders tried to connect with Hunter in the endzone again, but his throw was just a touch long and a diving Hunter wasn’t able to secure the catch through the ground.
“He is him,” Sanders said at the half. “We missed him on two deep balls. He gets those two deep balls, the Heisman is at his crib chilling right now. God bless.”
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Hunter plans to play both wide receiver and corner for the Buffaloes this season.
In the first half on Saturday, Hunter played more than 60 snaps between the offense and defense. At the end of the half, it was obvious that Hunter was feeling it. By comparison, Notre Dame snapped the football 57 times in its season-opening victory over Navy. Utah snapped the football 53 times on Thursday in its win over Florida.
Colorado looks like it will operate at a blazing-fast tempo on offense. Hunter has his sights on a Heisman Trophy this fall.
It will interesting to watch how CU manages his workload going forward.