Shedeur Sanders started at quarterback for his father Deion Sanders at Jackson State and is widely expected to do the same at his new job.
The face of Colorado is widely viewed as one of the most interesting quarterbacks this upcoming season after throwing for nearly 7,000 yards and 70 touchdowns in his two years at Jackson State. Now that he is at the Power 5 level, Sanders is under the microscope as the attention of college football has now turned to him and his father.
Despite the obvious genetic connection, Shedeur told reporters that he purposely avoids his dad on game day until he absolutely has to.
“I mean, from my experience with him, I stay away from him on game day,” Shedeur said. “I don’t ask him nothing, I don’t hang around, I don’t play with him. I just keep my distance from him.
“Like, the first day of anything, and then when it’s game day, it’s exactly the same. He’s gonna snap. So, I just keep my distance from him on those types of big days.”
The distance hasn’t hindered Shedeur’s progress so far as a former 4-Star prospect. After finishing his transfer to Colorado, he was the obvious starter due to a productive two of seasons at Jackson State.
As Boulder adopts a new culture under Coach Prime, expectations for Colorado will be moderated. It will be interesting to see how Shedeur develops in a conference that is more competitive.
Colorado’s last winning season was in 2016. Before that, the Buffs’ last winning season was in 2005. That’s only two winning seasons in nearly 20 years, which underscores just how much work Sanders has to do.
Deion Sanders has to know he has quite an uphill battle at Colorado. With his son by his side, he can speed up that process.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.