Shedeur Sanders

Shedeur Sanders Steals Spotlight At National Championship Media Day

The Buffaloes quarterback drew almost as many fans than the two teams that played in the championship.

Shining in the spotlight may come naturally to him because of who his father is, so it may be in the blood. Earlier this week, on Jan. 8, Shedeur Sanders, son of NFL Hall of Famer and Colorado Buffaloes football coach Deion Sanders, attended AT&T’s Media Day at the National Championship. According to Sports Illustrated, the quarterback commanded the attention of the media and the crowd.

In Houston, where the national championship game was played between Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies (The Wolverines won by a score of 34-14), people had congregated to take in the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the teams, sponsors, and fans. Yet, for Shedeur’s meet and greet, fans reportedly waited almost an hour to meet him. Although his team had a losing record and didn’t make the playoffs, his presence outshone the players from both teams that made it to the national championship.

It should also be noted that the Buffaloes starting quarterback grew up in Texas, so it was akin to a homecoming of sorts.

The season may not have played out the way that the Buffaloes’ and anyone following college sports expected, but the team still had a better record than the year’s previous team before Deion became the head coach. The Buffaloes came in last place in the PAC-12 division with an overall record of 4-8, which was better than the previous year’s record, 1-11.

Meanwhile, his stats set a record in his first year at Colorado. The quarterback set a single-season passing mark when he threw for 3,230 yards. He achieved that despite missing the last game due to injury. He also had 31 touchdowns with three interceptions.

When he does return for next season, he is projected to be in the running for the Heisman Trophy, which is given to college football’s best player.

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